Two children drown in motherís suicide attempt
A nine-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister drowned when their
mother jumped off a cliff beside the sea in Trincomalee with the
children in an alleged suicide attempt yesterday afternoon, the police
The middle-aged woman with her two children had jumped off a cliff at
Koneswaram Fort around 1.00 pm. A group of sailors who were at the
vicinity had rescued the trio and admitted them to the Trincomalee
The two children had been pronounced dead due to drowning while the
mother is being treated at the Intensive Care Unit in a critical
condition, the police said.
The victims had not been identified at the time this edition went to
Trincomalee police are conducting investigations.