Loss of the life of a lifesaver
22-year-old Meerco Siriwardena is a past pupil of Royal College Colombo and a second-year medical student of the Karapitiya Medical Faculty of the University of Ruhuna. He was hit by a three-wheeler that was on a race for entertainment and gambling, while he was standing on the sidewalk outside the Boossa area on the Galle-Colombo road.
Highly sensible content regarding the postmortem
He has been succumbed due to internal bleeding of the brain. The postmortem report says that some ribs were broken and his internal organs (liver, stomach & kidneys) had been shifted from their original positions. And also they predict that at least 2 vehicles have passed over him during the incident.
The deceased was placed at his residence at Malani Bulathsinhala Mawatha, Boralesgamuwa and the final rituals were performed at the Boralesgamuwa Cemetery on the 2nd of April 2022 at 3.00 pm.
Sri Lanka police have to be accountable
The residents of the area have been constantly informing the police about these three-wheelers and motorcycle races that have been held for fun and gambling at night in the area, but the Rathgama Police have not taken any action against them so far.
Not the first, but how many more?
How many souls will these illegal night racings take away from us? Why is the authority not showing any interest in this regard? Sri Lanka police have to answer the parents, family, friends of Meerco and the rest of us. Many such unfortunate murders have been reported recently in many parts of Sri Lanka.
Unplanned murder with clear consciousness
Night races still take place around the country amidst the current fuel crisis. It clearly shows the ultimate motive of organising such unlawful, illegal activities during the night hours. If it’s not now, we are going to lose someone else again next time. These incidents cannot be ignored as mere accidents, because it’s unplanned murder with clear consciousness. May he rest in peace.
- Details from friends and faculty members