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POSTED AT 03:09 PM 15-03-2019

Man sets himself on fire outside JSS office

Image Courtesy: The National

A 67-year-old man set himself on fire outside the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya (JSS) Office near Sirikotha at Kotte today.

He was identified as Nimal Perera from Wanathamulla and a retired employee of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB).

Upon retirement, he had been re-recruited by the SLTB when MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara was transport minister.

His employment had been terminated during the tenure of the then transport minister Nimal Siripala de Silva.

The victim had reportedly asked for redress from the JSS and to be reinstated. The man had later set himself on fire and was rushed to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital.