An 18 year old student died on admission to the General Hospital last evening. The student was found unconscious after participating in an 'Awurudu Uthsawaya' where he had been a player at the traditional 'Kotta Pora' game. The game is a local version of pillow fighting.
The Post mortem is to be conducted today. (Dailymirror Online)
Comments - 7
Anuruddha Wednesday, 02 May 2012 08:38 AM
Kotta Pora is a deadly game.
If you fall from the bench when fighting, your head hits the ground. This game should be banned.
Thushara Dayawansa Wednesday, 02 May 2012 05:03 AM
Mushtaq Wednesday, 02 May 2012 12:17 PM
Death can come in any form ! FATE nobody can say.. R.I.P
Nithya Ranasinghe Wednesday, 02 May 2012 12:44 PM
Deepest sympathies to family. May he attain the bliss of Nibanna!!!
malkanthi Wednesday, 02 May 2012 05:45 AM
Unbelievable this must be the first ever. Kotta Pora is not a deadly game.
Marikkar Wednesday, 02 May 2012 07:25 AM
death can occur at any form. No explanation can be given. Our sympathies to brieved family.
Mervyhn Szilvah Wednesday, 02 May 2012 08:14 AM
Kotta pora in itself is not dangerous.
It becomes deadly when the participants sit a few meters above ground. Probably the poor student hit his head when he fell down.
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