Corpses Found On Beach, Hanging And Behind Ragama Hospital
By Roel Raymond
Four bodies were found in the course of the last week, in various locations island wide. The first, found on Sunday the 4th, had drifted ashore a river close to the Paliyawatte Station, Ganegama North in Baddegama. The body was taken to the Karapitiya Hopsital, where it is yet to be identified or claimed.
The body – that of a man- was believed to be about 56 dressed in a long sleeved white shirt and a batik sarong of a greenish brown hue with a large black border on it. It was also reported that the areas around his eyes and neck had been chewed or eaten by an animal.
The second body – also found on Sunday – was reported from near the Sanasa Bank, Kalutara North. It was found in a decomposed state, hanging on the branch of a tree. A blue and white checked sarong and a pair of blue slippers had also been found close to the body, that is yet to be identified.
The third body, that was also found on Sunday, had washed ashore on the beach behind the Preetipura Childrens Park in Wattala. The female body is 5’2 in height and was dressed in only a black and white t-shirt. The body was taken to the Ragama Hospital for post mortem.
The last body was found on Tuesday, in a decomposed state, behind ward of the Ragama Hospital. It had been found following a tip off that was given to the police. The Gampaha Distrcist Magistrate has begun an inquiry into the find and ordered the Director of the Ragama Hospital to conduct a post mortem on the body.