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Student dead after 'Kotta Pora'

2 May 2012 03:30 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


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..

    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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