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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 12:39
Fire kills island's best postmistress, police doubt suicide?
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A fire broke out at the Kurundugahahetekma sub-post office, killing its postmistress this morning.

The victim was 49-year-old, Kanchanamala de Silva, was a mother of two.

Police said the area residents had informed them of the fire and found the charred body inside the sub-post office.

Police said the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
Residents told our news team that the postmistress Kanchanamala Silva regularly reported to work, early morning.

Police said the documents and other postal materials were destroyed by the fire.

The 49-year-old victim had be selected as the best post mistress for five consecutive years.

Police said that the Government Analyst has been called on to conduct an investigation looking into the cause of the fire.

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