Fire at Vishnu Kovil as devotee attempts self-immolation

Fire at Vishnu Kovil as devotee attempts self-immolation

March 3, 2019   01:00 pm

A person in an attempt to set himself on fire at the Vishnu Kovil attached to the Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Dewalaya has been admitted to the hospital over burn injuries.

Reportedly, a male devotee within Katharagama Maha Dewala premises had unexpectedly set himself on fire this morning (03 and entered the Vishnu Kovil.

The Vishnu Kovil, too, had caught on fire during this incident, stated the Police.

It has been revealed that the devotee in question is a male from Ranminitenna area in Tissamaharama.

The fire at the Kovil has been extinguished and the injured devote has been admitted to the Katharagama Divisional Hospital. He has then been transferred to the Hambantota hospital for further treatment.

The reason behind the man setting himself on fire has not been revealed yet.

Katharagama Police is conducting further investigations on the incident.

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories

SL's tax expenditures expected to be significantly lower due to recent policy reforms (English)

SL's tax expenditures expected to be significantly lower due to recent policy reforms (English)

Entire nation must be grateful to President Ranil – Wajira Abeywardena (English)

Sri Lankans celebrate dawn of Sinhala and Tamil New Year (English)

Ranjith Siyambalapitiya vows to provide relief through tax revenue (English)

LIVE🔴Ada Derana Prime Time News Bulletin 6.55 pm

Govt. distributes Avurudu gifts to nearly 10,000 kids at child development centers island-wide

Over 700 prison inmates pardoned for Sinhala & Tamil New Year

Dawn of Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrated tonight