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A woman who is alleged to have kept a cobra in a room at a Kollupitiya night club was today ordered to be remanded till tomorrow (30th) under the custody of female prison officers.

In a complaint to the Kollupitiya police, a security officer of the Cleopatra Night Club in Colombo 3 said this woman employee of the night club kept a cobra with her for two days.

He said he was compelled to lodge the complaint because the other women who were inside the room were frightened by the woman with the cobra.

The Kollupitiya police who investigated the matter arrested the woman on charges of having violated the provisions of Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance. They also seized the cobra, which was handed over to the Dehiwala Zoological Gardens.

Police told Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne that the suspect was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital for treatment as she appeared to be mentally unsound.

Dehiwala Zoological Gardens official Pattige Premasiri told the police that someone had defanged the cobra.

After inspecting the suspect’s health condition, the Magistrate ordered that she be held in remand custody under the protection of female prison officers.    (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

  Comments - 14

  • shanthapriya Wednesday, 29 August 2012 11:34 AM

    the cobra must have some connection with colombo 07 culture
    in his previous lives. who konws he was an owner of a night club.

    Crazy Horse Wednesday, 29 August 2012 11:25 AM

    Wonder if she was an expert on snakes or really clueless about them-probably the latter!

    Barnes Wednesday, 29 August 2012 12:35 PM

    Another fine job by our gallant police....

    IBNUABOO Wednesday, 29 August 2012 02:45 PM

    she might have the cobra as a bodyguard at night

    senavi Wednesday, 29 August 2012 03:03 PM

    she may have gone insane due to abuse she under go to make a living

    Incroyable! Wednesday, 29 August 2012 03:14 PM

    Nuts everywhere!

    terence Wednesday, 29 August 2012 09:45 PM

    may be she thinks she is Cleopatra

    Roshan Thursday, 30 August 2012 04:41 AM

    May be the security could't approach her because of the Cobra.

    Normal Citizen Thursday, 30 August 2012 06:07 AM

    The best comment so far :)

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 30 August 2012 07:06 AM

    Cleopatra used the poisonous cobra to kill herself, but this modern day Cleopatra working in Cleopatra Club used a fang-less Cobra for her profession and possibly for protection.

    Moon_Rider Thursday, 30 August 2012 06:51 AM

    how old is she ?
    as far as i know the Manager also giveing a support for this

    ravi Thursday, 30 August 2012 07:48 AM

    this snake was released by mervin.

    sanjubaba Thursday, 30 August 2012 11:34 AM

    Cleopatra manager give permission that's a Maine first arrest club managers other wise all club girl doing same

    kolonnawa Thursday, 30 August 2012 11:57 AM

    HEHE good one

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