Inquiry over death of Peradaniya university female student

March 1, 2023 at 10:48 AM

The Peradeniya Police has launched an investigation into the death of a female student at the University of Peradeniya. 

The Police stated that the student was hospitalized last night due to being unwell and had died today (01) while receiving treatment at the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital. 

The deceased has been identified as a 26-year-old resident of Ridhigama, Kurunegala and a fourth-year student of the Engineering faculty of the University of Peradeniya. 

Stating that the female student was under medication for an illness, the Police stated investigations are underway to ascertain if she had purchased extra medication that had already been prescribed for her illness.

The Police stated that the postmortem examination has been conducted, while an open decision has been declared by the authorities. The body of the student has been handed over to the relatives. (NewsWire)