A suicide every 40 seconds in the world

Monday, 09 September 2013 - 19:51


Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today, Health Services Director Dr. Palitha Mahipala said that at every 40 seconds, one person commits suicide somewhere in the world.


He said that the number of deaths due to suicides is higher than death tolls in current wars waging throughout the world.




Addressing journalists, veteran actress Anoja Weerasinghe attributed a life experience to describe the reasons which could drive a person to take his or her life.