Sri Lankan Shot Dead In Italy

The body of a Sri Lankan shot dead in Italy was sent to Colombo last Tuesday. The 42-year-old victim, R. Joseph Fernando, a resident of Fathima Place, Wennappuwa, had been shot through the head presumably by the son of the owner of the orchard he worked in, a coroner`s inquiry heard last week.

As a police report from Italy did not accompany the body, Inquirer into Sudden Deaths, Ragama, H. M. S. Tissera observed that the Sri Lankan authorities should pursue this matter and ensure that proper legal documentation was sent from Italy.