May 14, Colombo: A rugby player from Britain has died in Sri Lanka after being hospitalized due to a sudden illness.
A team of 22 British Rugby players has arrived in Sri Lanka on 10th May to participate in a friendly Rugby tournament. The event was held on the 12th May at a stadium in Colombo and afterwards the players had attended the dinner held at the sports complex.
After the banquet, British Rugby players had come to the hotel where they were staying and afterwards had gone to a night club in Kollupitiya, the police said.
According to the police, the players have returned to their hotel in early morning around 4 am and two of the players had develop breathing difficulties. They have been admitted to a private hospital on Sunday afternoon by the management of the hotel.
However one of the two players admitted to the hospital has died while receiving treatment at the hospital. The deceased player has been identified Harvard Thomas Andrew, aged 26.
The other player identified as 27 year-old Bett Thomas Reid, in a critical state.
Further investigations are being conducted by the Fort Police.