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A 23-year-old soldier from Pallepola was found dead outside the public toilet of the Dambulla Bus Terminal today, the Army said.

It said the victim was a soldier attached to the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force at Kosgama.

The Army said the victim who was on leave has reported to duty on April 16 at the SF Regimental Headquarters at Naula, the nearest camp to his residence.

However, he has been hospitalized and was undergoing treatment for epilepsy from April 16 to 30.

After being discharged from the hospital, he has been on his way to the Kosgama Camp.

It was reported that the soldier was found unconscious in front of the public toilet, but due to CoronaVirus fears no one went near him, Only after nearly 30 minutes 2 individuals took him to the Dambulla Hospital. The health officials have taken samples for a PCR test and the cause of death has not yet been determined.

(Darshana Sanjeewa)


  Comments - 5

  • Mm Tuesday, 05 May 2020 10:14 AM

    Just 23, so sad. He left this world at a young age

    Lion Tuesday, 05 May 2020 10:48 AM

    Does army recruit people with epilepsy? Looks like a another mee una story.

    Hari M Tuesday, 05 May 2020 10:54 AM

    RIP, what a waste of a young life without none to care.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 05 May 2020 05:34 PM

    If he has epilepsy, he would not have passed his Medical Test. If he had been discharged from Hospital clear of his ailment, it needs to be investigated why he developed it again just discharged from hospital... it means he has not been treated properly. Everything will be swept under the carpet.

    Api Wenuwen Api Tuesday, 05 May 2020 05:50 PM

    Patriots are too busy trying to manage the collected funds, not understanding the constitution of the land and falsifying reports to believe they can stay in power forever claiming to safeguard all citizens

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