Pannipitiya senior citizen who set himself ablaze dies

Pannipitiya senior citizen who set himself ablaze dies

Pannipitiya senior citizen who set himself ablaze dies

Written by Staff Writer

06 Jan, 2015 | 11:01 am

The 72-year-old man who set himself on fire on Monday morning near the Vihara Maha Devi Park in Colombo has died.

Jayasuriya Arachchige Jinadasa Perera, who was a resident of Pannipitiya self-immolated with the use of kerosene oil at around 5:30  on Monday morning and was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital for severe burn injuries.

Director of the National Hospital in Colombo, Dr. Anil Jasinghe said that the individual succumbed to his injuries  on Monday evening.

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