SLA trooper commits suicide

[TamilNet, Thursday, 19 February 1998, 23:59 GMT]
D. M Dassanayake (20), a soldier from the Sri Lanka Army's (SLA) 126 camp at Valaichenai, committed suicide last evening around 5.30 p.m., said sources.

He drank poison before shooting himself to death.

He was reported to have been depressed when he came back after a stint at home on leave.

The reason for the depression was a failed love affair, said sources.

The body was taken to Valaichenai hospital where an inquest was held. It was then handed over to his relatives who had come from the south to take the body.

 

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