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The body of the Saudi diplomat who was found dead inside a swimming pool in an apartment complex in Colombo on Sunday will be flown to Jeddah on Tuesday.

Thirty-two-year-old Hussein Al-Heej was a diplomat who had been serving at the Saudi mission in Colombo for the past two and a half years.

Al-Heej, who was working as an accountant at the Colombo mission, is survived by two children, Faisal, 4, and Aina, 6 months, and his wife. His eldest son, Faisal, was playing with him near the poolside at the time of his death.

Abdulaziz Abdul Rahman Al-Jammaz, Saudi ambassador to Sri Lanka, has called for a full-scale investigation into Al-Heej's death.
Police said the diplomat was believed to have suffered a heart attack and fell into the swimming pool of the apartment complex at Adamaly Place in the Colombo 4 area. (Source: Arab News)

  Comments - 10

  • ind Tuesday, 03 December 2013 05:04 AM

    Ask it from his own son.

    Yuri Tuesday, 03 December 2013 12:32 PM

    the truth is Sri Lankan become the world famous slaves . by miss handling the country. Ceylon had better image then Sri Lanka

    mahesh Tuesday, 03 December 2013 05:16 AM

    this is what happens when one eats too much Beaf, heart desease

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 03 December 2013 06:44 AM

    What probes for a natural death due to heart failure. If one really goes by these requirements, we need to ask the Saudi Government to probe numerous cases of abuse of our housemaids including "nailing" and even beheading. They seem to think only their lives are precious and others are just slaves who can be disposed off easily.

    Suq Madique Thursday, 05 December 2013 03:28 AM

    Yuri, so which country are you a slave in?

    kajaya Tuesday, 03 December 2013 06:55 AM

    Why demand a probe??? They must have thought of the way how they issue post mortem reports on the many deaths of our citizens in the hands of their country men. We are more civilized KSA.

    OMG Tuesday, 03 December 2013 10:59 AM

    You are wasting your time.

    You should start a campaign to stop Sri Lankan housemaids being sent to Saudi.

    ind Tuesday, 03 December 2013 08:06 AM

    Ask it from his own son who was with him at that time.

    Manjula Tuesday, 03 December 2013 08:19 AM

    Why do we get so many negative comments? The way Sri Lankans think says a lot about the state of our country

    SL Tuesday, 03 December 2013 12:01 PM

    This is not an unusual request, stomach it guys.
    It's SL GVT to do an autopsy and find how he died

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