Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 18:50
3 children in Bingiriya poisoned and the mother also consumes poison.-Video
A mother has attempted suicide by poisoning her 3 children and consuming poison herself in Weerapokuna, Bingiriya area today.
The 4 of them have been admitted to Chilaw General Hospital.
According to a hospital spokesperson, the 27 year old mother is receiving treatment at Ward 5, while the 3 children are receiving treatment at ward 11.
Among the children are a 14 months old girl, a 7 year old girl and a 5 year old boy.
The spokesperson added that the children have received initial treatment however, they cannot comment for certain regarding their health condition.
Initial investigations have revealed that the mother has taken the children near the well of their house and consumed poison, after making her children consume poison.
The reason for her attempted suicide is not yet known