Woman attempts suicide after poisoning two children | Daily News

Woman attempts suicide after poisoning two children

A mother has attempted to commit suicide by consuming poison after poisoning her two children. She was found lying near the Kandalama Mahaweli Reservoir and admitted to the Dambulla Hospital by a Suwaseriya ambulance on Monday, police said.

The mother has been identified as Kiraladeniya Gedera Lakmali, and her three year old daughter with 11-month-old son are under treatment, hospital sources said.

The infant has been transferred to Peradeniya Children’s Hospital.

They had come from Polonnaruwa and settled in Yapagama. On the day of the incident, the mother had informed her relatives that she was committing suicide along with her children. A family dispute may have led to the suicide attempt, police said.

Dambulla police are investigating.