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The Judicial Medical Officer’s (JMO) report on the charred bodies found at Ratmalana yesterday revealed that the infant had died of suffocation while the mother and the three-year-old child were strangled.

The husband, his mother and the servant woman were arrested.

The mother and the two children had been burnt in their bedroom in a house at the Golumadama Junction, Ratmalana. Dr Dhammika Ariyaratne, JMO of the Colombo South Teaching Hospital had conducted a lengthy post mortem and reported that the woman and one child had been strangled.

Three year old Prashan and 31 year old Sachethana Sandamali had been strangled prior to their being burned; the other child Krishan, who was only one month old, had lain near the body of the mother and died of suffocation due to the smoke.

Police said that when the suspect was interrogated he had confessed and said the murder had been planned and carried out by him. He had said that he had first strangled his wife and her screams had awakened Prashan and he had then strangled him as well.

He had told the police that he had afterwards set fire to the mosquito net with the help of a candle.

The man had said that he had killed his wife as she was involved in an affair with another man. But police said that they were investigating the possibility that the man had had an affair with another woman and killed his wife to be free of her.
(KS,MSP)
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  • roshan.raz Wednesday, 19 December 2012 11:06 AM

    president please please bring the death penalty. . enough is enough. our people are turning in to animals. there are many organization who stand up against animal cruelty. but no one talks about the victims of these ruthless killers

    D.E..M. Ocracy Wednesday, 19 December 2012 06:20 AM

    WE ARE IN THE LAST DAYS...... HOW COULD A FATHER DO THIS TO HIS OWN CHILDREN...... LORD HAVE MERCY......

    Aney Machang Wednesday, 19 December 2012 06:39 AM

    Introduce the ME punishments immediately, to atleast prevent others taking a leaf from such blatant cruel practices.
    Prevention is better than cure!

    Ajith Wednesday, 19 December 2012 06:40 AM

    I point the finger directly to the dreaded farther of this infants.
    He is shamed to be called as a father.
    If he is found guilty he should be eliminated from this society.
    I am sure the public will decide his destiny.....

    Selverag Wednesday, 19 December 2012 06:59 AM

    This has to happen as soon as the war is over,reason is the Buddist is the majority in here...so this type of news will not be a shock in this country in the future...

    mike.shaans Wednesday, 19 December 2012 07:19 AM

    If No law and Order in the Country what could you expect and what will be the future of SRI LANAKA another Afghanistan with the bunch of Culprits rulers

    Pulasthi Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:06 PM

    Research reveals that out of the country’s population, 30% are suffering from psychiatric disorders and out of them, 1% suffer from Schizophrenia, 1% -2% from Bipolar (high and low stages of Mino Maniac condition), 6% -10% from depression and 20% from minor psychiatric conditions.

    wasantha kumara Thursday, 27 December 2012 11:32 AM

    i totally agree with you. we have to take steps immedietely

    Who cares Wednesday, 19 December 2012 01:01 PM

    People and organizations shedding crocodile teas about cruelty to cattle, goats, and chicken should do something about cruelty to humans, and address the issues behind it.

    sach Thursday, 20 December 2012 04:00 AM

    these things happen all over the world whatever the ethnicity or religion is. Remember in wellawatta a tamil boy killed all his family for a dispute? How a Tamil killed his wife in a kollupitiya hotel? How Tamils bring Tamils gals for prostitution in Maradana? How Tamil father went with another woman leaving his 4 kids alone in house without food in Awissawella? After all u are the ones who kept shut up when LTTE murdered ppl in cold blood. Morality would never be ur strong point.

    wazeem Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:25 AM

    Death penalty should be given to this type of rascals in public and also for the mistress for having an affair with a married man. This will lead to eradicate pathetic and disgusting incidents taking place in the society.

    chooty Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:00 AM

    Sri lanka is heading towards HeLL

    Aney Machang Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:22 AM

    There were far more shocking news during the Prabha era, even beyond human or even super human imagination, the cruelities unfolded then cannot be ever replaced.

    Augie Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:31 AM

    Seems the Crime rate in Sri Lanka increasing drastically and the nature of such events unfolds daily, perhaps lack of family values. It is high time to take preventive measures rather than punishing the culprit with death sentence.

    pj Tuesday, 18 December 2012 11:51 PM

    Political culture seems spreading everywhere in the ''wonder of Asia '' !!?

    Muhammad Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:00 AM

    What to comment, only to take refuge from God from such cruels. via DM Android App

    Pop jones Wednesday, 19 December 2012 02:36 PM

    Sri lanka is a beautiful country "paradise" the only thing we need is law & order, justic and cleaness...

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 19 December 2012 01:07 AM

    Our police department is soooo smart & revealed everything sooooo early. :)

    paksha Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:02 AM

    he probably thought those are not his own

    Malasekara Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:00 AM

    Me sinhayange desayai !!! via DM Android App

    Sparky Wednesday, 19 December 2012 09:45 AM

    the cries of his child will haunt him for the rest of his life.

    He should be given maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

    Even if the children were not his, how can a human being kill a child in cold blood? HE PLANNED the whole thing.

    What a monster.

    mohamed asfar Wednesday, 19 December 2012 05:41 AM

    oh god, my heart cries for this senseless murders. god bless them with heaven.

    ANTON Wednesday, 19 December 2012 05:45 AM

    METEOROID WILL DEFINITELY HIT ON THIS MAN'S HEAD.

    Ranjith Wednesday, 19 December 2012 05:56 AM

    What a sin!


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