HRCSL to probe child’s death

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The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) is to initiate an investigation into the incident where a 14-year-old student died after falling into a storm drain in Vehera, Kurunegala on Monday (5).

Accordingly, the HRCSL is due to summon the relevant authorities to the Commission in order to record statements in connection with the incident.

Meanwhile, Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government Priyantha Mayadunne instructed the Commissioner of Local Government of the North Western Province to immediately submit a report in this regard.

A student who was returning home from school fell into a storm drain and following a one and a half hour search, launched by locals, Police and Army, the student was found trapped in the drain and was rushed to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital where he later passed away.

BY Faadhila Thassim and Kumudu Jayawardana