hero from the horror
More inspiring is the story of a Badulla doctor who rose way above
the call of duty to rescue a baby and at least six others from the
earth slip horror despite the heavy rain and risky conditions.
Dr. I.M.G Rajapakse
had finished work at the Badulla General Hospital and was driving
back to pick up his wife who is also a doctor when he heard of the
tragedy. Putting aside personal matters he rushed back to the hospital
picked up a few first aid items and went to the scene where he was
able to pull an infant from the jaws of death.
He gave the
child artificial respiration and used his vehicle as an ambulance
to rush her to hospital."It was an act of conscience,"
a modest Dr. Rajapakse said.
on the hil
procesion winds its way through a village in shock
The earthslip which killed five people including two children in
an estate line room, is rocking the Hali-ela area with public anger
over politicians who produce a mouse after promising a mountain.
on Thangamalai came in the aftermath of heavy thunder showers and
left two line rooms fully buried. The victims were the Subramanium
family-the mother her son, daughter- in law- niece and a nephew.Thousands
of people from all races and religions attended an emotional funeral.
Family members and residents said leaders of big plantation parties
and others had for years promised to build safer houses in place
of the shaky line rooms.
more profitable areas had benefited but places like Hali-ela were
left out in the cold and Subramaniam family had to pay a horrifying