39 year old JO protestor passed away following heart attack

A member of the public who participated in last evening (September 05) JO protest, had passed away. A spokesperson for the National Hospital said that the patient had passed away upon being hospitalized due to a heart attack.

The deceased has been identified as a 39-year-old father of three and a resident of Thalawakele in Hatton and had participated in the rally as a supporter of a local politician.

Meanwhile, a separate group which attended the rally were admitted to the National hospital due to food poisoning at around midnight last night.

25 people were discharged after treatment, while 8 others continue to receive in-house treatment.