Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said the motive of the person who self immolated in front of the Colpetty police station was to protest against UN High Commissioner Navaneedan Pillai.
The person self immolated at around 10.15 this morning on the pavement in front of Colpetty police station.
Police said the victim was identified as a 72-year old resident of Kalalgoda in Pannipitiya.
He has retired from the Army after serving for 21 years.
A Colombo National Hospital spokesperson said the victim who received critical burn injuries is currently receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit.Related story published below :http://www.hirunews.lk/90993/person-self-immolates-in-front-colpetty-police