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A feeble 71 year-old woman -- the mother of two daughters -- was taken into custody by the Meetiyagoda Police yesterday after it was discovered that she was kept locked up in a toilet in her eldest daughter’s home in Diddeliya, Meetiyagoda.

Her eldest daughter was working abroad; and the woman, Ranasinghe Arachchige Karunawathie was being looked after by her son-in-law and two of her granddaughters.

The residents of the house had said she was kept locked up as she was of unsound mind and in the habit of wandering away.

Police had found her locked in a toilet. She was taken into custody and sent for a medical test.

Police had also recorded a statement from her younger daughter who was living in Yakkatuwa in Elpitiya.

Police are conducting further investigations. (Janath de Silva & Ravi Liyanage)

Pix by Raveendra Liyanage

  Comments - 13

  • Dee Thursday, 03 December 2015 05:55 PM

    The children maybe focussing on buying a car. Then people loose all focus on priorities.

    karsha Thursday, 03 December 2015 01:16 PM

    Who teaches religion?

    Thomas Thursday, 03 December 2015 01:58 PM

    Value of life, responsibility towards especially inculcated in the minds of youngsters. The grand children seeing their grandmother being locked up by their parents, will lockup their pwn parents when they become adults This is a lesson

    Ricky Thursday, 03 December 2015 02:22 PM

    Poor lady. She may suffering with dementia. Sadly most people think it is a mental problem.

    CITIZEN Thursday, 03 December 2015 02:30 PM

    I am sure this poor mother has not given birth to humans BUT TO BEASTS! Shame, shame on the daughters!!

    senarath Thursday, 03 December 2015 10:21 AM

    Social service department officials should be arrested before any action taken for the poor relatives.

    Mohommed Thursday, 03 December 2015 10:35 AM

    Pathetic state.. The Sangha should preach and educate our beloved Buddhist brethren to love, respect and care for their elders, parents, children. There is no point voicing against human rights of other countries when we cannot care for our own elders!

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Thursday, 03 December 2015 04:06 PM

    It seems endanger, Elderly parents must be respectfully taken care. We have 2500 years of civilization history. Parents are next to God.

    karsha Thursday, 03 December 2015 10:56 AM

    A country with a proud history

    DHA Thursday, 03 December 2015 11:22 AM

    OMG....whats with these people....has all the religious teachings gone to the dogs...???

    ANTON Thursday, 03 December 2015 11:38 AM


    yunus Thursday, 03 December 2015 11:38 AM

    Is not the religious teaching but people has gone to dogs

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 03 December 2015 11:44 AM

    You have stated a good point, but I bet that you are not what your name claims for.

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