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Javelin pierces student's cheek below left eye

By Correspondent

A 19-year-old Sri Lankan college student has been admitted to a Colombo hospital after a javelin pierced his left cheek just under his eye while he and other students were rehearsing for their annual athletic meet on Wednesday, ‘The Island’ reported.

A team of five surgeons at the Colombo National Hospital (CNH) operated on K. H. Gayan Madushan, a pupil of the Panamure Central College in Embilipitiya.

Earlier, the shaft of the javelin was cut from its head by doctors at the Embilipitiya hospital while the injured student was lying on the stretcher trolley, before transferring him to the CNH.

Dr. Kapila Wickramanayake of CNH said the javelin’s head, which had pierced the student’s cheek, was four inches long.

Lankan mother, her two kids found dead in London

A Sri Lankan woman and her two children have been found dead in their home in Brent in northwest London and a murder investigation has been launched, the ‘Sunday Observer’ reported.

Police was called into a property in Woodgrange at around 5.20pm on Thursday after the bodies were discovered.

The woman, 33, and her two children, aged five years and seven months, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Though the woman’s death has not yet been considered suspicious, the deaths of the two kids are treated as murder by the police. The cause of death of the woman has been reported as compression of the neck in her post-mortem examination.

Scotland Yard said they were not suspecting anyone else in connection with the incident and children’s death would be determined after tests.

Councillor Reg Colwill, representing the Kenton ward, said the next of kin has been informed. “I think everybody is shocked at what’s happened,” he said.

Leslie Gotts, who has lived in Woodgrange for about 18 years said, “The family, who are believed to be from Sri Lanka, had lived in the first-floor flat for about a year and I just couldn’t believe what I was hearing.”

“It’s a quiet road, a very mixed community. I think I only saw her once,” he added.