Colombo mans sets himself on fire (Watch Report)

Colombo mans sets himself on fire (Watch Report)

Written by Lahiru Fernando

05 Jan, 2015 | 3:32 pm

A man set himself on fire on Monday morning near the Vihara Maha Devi park in Colombo. Police stated that the man has been identified as 72-year-old Jayasuriya Arachchige Jinadasa Perera, a resident of Pannipitiya. The police say that the man doused himself in kerosene and set himself on fire at about 5:30 a.m.

Further reports say that by-standers had put out the flames and rushed the man to the National Hospital. The reasons for this attempted self-immolation are unknown, and the police are investigating the incident.

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