A first year student attached to the Faculty of Applied Science committed suicide at her home by hanging.
The victim identified as 23-year old Amali Chathurika, an old girl of Devi Balika Vidyalaya.
Making an emotional note before the tragic death, the deceased had requested to bury her in Borella cemetery facing her Alma Mater, and not to allow any students of Sabaragamuwa University to participate in her funeral.
Giving a statement during the post mortem, the deceased mother said that her daughter developed a mental illness due to ragging and she had been on medication until the tragic death.
When our news team contacted Sabaragamuwa University Vice-Chancellor Chandana P Udawatta said that student Amali Chathurika was granted sick leave and sent home 6 months ago.
At the same time, the vice chancellor said that no ragging incident has been reported in the university, and Amali Chathurika was supposed to recommence her studies during the first semester this year.
Update : Wednesday, 18 February 2015 - 13:30
Ragging at Sabaragamuwa Uni, Student Commits Suicide
A female student of the Sabaragamuwa University committed suicide by hanging at her home in Kottawa. The University student in her suicide letter has mentioned her incapacity to cope with inhuman and merciless ragging at the hands of senior students as the reason for her decision to commit suicide.
The departed student, 23 year old S. Amali Chathurika studying in the Faculty of Applied Sciences has stressed that no university student should attend her funeral, the Police spokesman’s office stated.