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* Ex-seaman, who set himself ablaze in Sri Lankan capital, dies
Fri, Jul 4, 2014, 08:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 04, Colombo: A 64-year-old Sri Lankan man who set himself ablaze at Bristol Street in capital Colombo Thursday has died of his injuries.

The victim died while receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital for his burn injuries, police said.

The man, a temporary resident of Grandpass, was identified as an ex-seaman named Nimal Jayaratne.

Director of Accident Department of the Colombo National Hospital Dr. Kapila Wickremanayake said yesterday that 85 percent of the body of the victim was burnt and he was struggling for life.

The Police said the reason for self-immolation is not yet known.

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