A 22-year-old mother and her one and half year old child, both Dubai nationals died at a private hospital in Wattala early today, police said. The reasons for the deaths are yet to be known.
The father who was also admitted the hospital is in critical condition. The family had arrived in Sri Lanka last evening from Dubai and had stayed in a hotel in Wattala area, before they were admitted to the hospital with sick condition.
Doctors suspect the reason for the death as food poisoning.
Meanwhile, Emirates 247 news agency said that the family was on holiday in Sri Lanka.
Quoting sources close to the family pointed as saying that the family hailed from the Wadi Kope valley in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
The source added: “The 24-year old husband is identified as Mohammad Ali Obaid Al Mazroui, and accompanied his wife and their only child to Sri Lanka only two days ago.
The source said the family in Ras Al Khaimah were informed about the incident by a telephone call made by the driver who was serving the family in Sri Lanka.
One website quoted a source as saying that the UAE embassy in Sri Lanka is following the investigation and UAE Ambassador Mahmoud Mohamed Al-Mahmoud has visited the husband.
Members of the family have travelled to Sri Lanka to transfer the bodies and help the husband.
What a mess this is going to be if it was food poisoning. This is not going to look good on Sri Lanka at all. We are known for our hospitality and food. The culprits should be punished severely. May the mother and child attain Jennathul Firdouse (Heaven) AMEEN!!!
psunil Wednesday, 14 March 2012 07:22 AM
Avoid eating prawns, crabs or seafoof from cold buffets in a warm country. Too risky due to impropper cooling system. Sad it happened to those on holiday in SL.
Debbie Thursday, 15 March 2012 04:58 AM
One and half year old child - food poisoning? Do they give such young children sea food etc?? Strange.
xlntgson Wednesday, 14 March 2012 11:24 AM
In Hanafi school of Islam, molluscs and crustaceans are not encouraged as foods, and all sea food are not eatable esp. sea mammals are forbidden, the rule is for food safety and nature protection!
Malcolm de Silva. Thursday, 15 March 2012 05:23 AM
if it's food poisoning is it only two Dubai nationals affected?If it's a reputed tourist hotel in Wattala , it's for public and isn't there any others hospitalized? How about the status of the private Hospital? lots of allegations involved for a certain private hospital in that area? Search and proper investigations required to certain the truth, if not very sorry for the tourist industry?
MM Wednesday, 14 March 2012 11:36 AM
where ever in the world you are............death will catch you......
Riyazi-Dorking Wednesday, 14 March 2012 12:06 PM
Which hotel they stayed in ?
worried observer Wednesday, 14 March 2012 11:59 AM
very bad news. Served in ME for the past 25 yrs, and am aware that most arabs now see SL as one of the best tourist spots.. Heard from my arab friends they enjoy their vacations in SL as our island has so much to offer to them and also not expensive. If this young couple were subject to food poisoning, this is a serious lapse on the hotel they were staying. he authorities should investigate what exacy went wrong and rectify. Wonder in which hotel they were staying. Besides, there are many concerns abt the hospital referred to, and its high time the owners looked into this.
Lankanfellow Wednesday, 14 March 2012 05:20 AM
A private hospital at Wattala???????
MOHAMED ASFAR Wednesday, 14 March 2012 05:30 AM
may allah bless them with jennathul firdouse.
rumi Friday, 16 March 2012 03:27 AM
please take care of tourists. our youths need jobs.
Chandimani Wednesday, 14 March 2012 06:29 AM
We all show our sorrow to our guests to came here to enjoy Sri Lanka. If due to foof poisonning, drastic action is needed for neglegent hotel services.
Dil Wednesday, 14 March 2012 02:44 PM
This is one of a black mark to our counntry. Protecting the tourists coming to Sri Lanka from any issues is our country's responsibility. Government need to tight there rules and must do a inquest as proper way what caused for these two deaths.
shihan Wednesday, 14 March 2012 06:33 AM
Paliya Wednesday, 14 March 2012 06:33 AM
A frog in the well!!!!!!!, how many private hospitals are there in Wattala?
Prasad Wednesday, 14 March 2012 06:33 AM
Hemas hospital is in wattala
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