A foreigner was killed during a confrontation with several locals inside a hotel in Tangalle, police media spokesman Ajith Rohana said.
His wife was also critically injured during this confrontation. The victim had tried to intervene to stop a brawl between two local factions resulting in his death. The cause of death is yet to be established.
No suspects have been arrested so far and the Tangalle police are conducting further inquiries to arrest the suspects who had runaway from the scene of crime. (SD)
Comments - 28
citizen1 Monday, 26 December 2011 06:15 AM
not in this 'athme'
citizen1 Monday, 26 December 2011 06:19 AM
interesting name you have.
LK Monday, 26 December 2011 06:26 AM
It is not about tourism friend. We are disgusted about the crime, whether it is a foreigner or a local.
The gun culture is spreading from north to south, east to west in the country and the policy makers are involved in many cases. So where are we heading? Is it to HELL?
Is the president of our country blind or deaf? If he wishes, he will be able to change as he was able to finish the war.
At the end, it is the will of our president and no one else, can change the path of Sri Lanka, in the current atmosphere.
zahran Monday, 26 December 2011 06:52 AM
welcome to sri lanka!
Sumathipala Monday, 26 December 2011 07:06 AM
All other countries should again give a travel warning like earlier. This time because of political violence and thuggery.
Fayad Sunday, 25 December 2011 06:30 AM
Very sad news on X' mas day
Tokyo Sunday, 25 December 2011 07:52 AM
He (the foreigner) didnt not know the brutality of these local goons. we locals know from intuition how much barberic these wilds are....
Sadarana Sunday, 25 December 2011 10:39 AM
Although its a sad incident, at least now the world should be able to understand the democrazy of the crazy Tangalle clan.
Sanjaya.W Sunday, 25 December 2011 11:42 AM
spot on mate
patriot Sunday, 25 December 2011 12:25 PM
only thing Sri lankans know is to tarnish their image in front of the international community. is this what we call the so called hospitality of the Sri Lankans??? what a sad news!!
lk Sunday, 25 December 2011 02:16 PM
not good for tourism.
prem Sunday, 25 December 2011 03:26 PM
TANGALLE good sign
RanjithSilva Sunday, 25 December 2011 03:29 PM
Very sad and a black-mark of the Country image. The best is let the truth to come-out. Estableh the desciplenes, please. Punish the wrong doers.
Gota Sunday, 25 December 2011 11:40 PM
It obvoiouse we are babarians didnt know how to value a visitor to this country... We need to go long way.become "Wonder of Asia" . Set these guys Attitude right
RAJ Monday, 26 December 2011 12:58 AM
no witness,no evidence, case closed. a little blow to tourism.
Anil Monday, 26 December 2011 01:04 AM
Online ETA starts in 5 days. Hurry and Grab your visa of death today~!!! Welcome to SL!
dave Monday, 26 December 2011 01:11 AM
By this way Sri Lanka will loose ground of tourists coming in. Now the law has no place, and anyone could commit a crime and get away, as long as he has connections. Will this incident go in favor of the countries tourist industry is to be seen.................The future will speak. Deepest sympathy's for the family of the deceased.
R. Ferdinandz Monday, 26 December 2011 01:26 AM
President Rajapakse should take prompt action and arrest and discipline the goons. One is a local pradeshiya sabha memeber and he had demanded to have the white woman for a night and the boyfriend had obviously objected. Subsequently a fight had broken out and the boyfriend was stabbed with a broken bottle in the face and killed. More information can be obtained from the hotel staff where this happened. This happened at one of the worst times possible when sri lanka was trying to rehabilitate her image. Unless this pradeshiya sabha fellow is disciplined fast it will be a black mark to all sri lakans.
cunt Monday, 26 December 2011 01:35 AM
where was the hopeless police? have they made any arrests so far? . These goons must be linked to the ruling party!
jterm Monday, 26 December 2011 02:21 AM
there's a high probability these "goons" are connected to the Lords of Tangalle. Thus, explaining the lack of arrests... I hope they burn in hell for assaulting a woman too.
AK Monday, 26 December 2011 02:46 AM
What can we judge from here is that the aftermath of sending thugs to political institutions. We all from educated community must vote to defeat thugs coming from the votes of lower level.
silva Monday, 26 December 2011 02:52 AM
People should be led by example. Let the rulers show some respect for the law - others will follow.
human Monday, 26 December 2011 03:02 AM
UPA POLITICIAN BEHIND THE SEAN. WHO CARE TOURISM , CRIMES FIRST
Sulaimaan Monday, 26 December 2011 03:22 AM
First lets see who was right and who was wrong after an investigation.We srilankans are only worried about tourism, because we earn money out of it.
alex Monday, 26 December 2011 03:24 AM
surely politics backup for murderers involved
Advisor Monday, 26 December 2011 03:24 AM
Advice to foreign tourists - Stay away from locals and let them fight their own battles. If curious, watch or video from a safe distance.
D Tuesday, 27 December 2011 03:35 AM
WE NEED THE DEATH PENALTY BACK which works regardless of caste, creed or designation!! No point wavering between religion and choice, we have NO DISCIPLINE in this cuontry!!
Smiling Lankan Monday, 26 December 2011 04:49 AM
so much for the extremely friendly and hospitable sri lankans.....better for the tourists to spend their hard earned money in Thailand, Maldives or India. SMILE!
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