A computer technology graduate Dishani Thusharika of Bahirawakanda Road, Kandy disappointed over the delay of her marriage by one year has committed suicide by swallowing an over-dose of diabetes control pills.
This was disclosed at the inquiry into the death of the young woman by the Kandy city and Kandy hospital inquirer into sudden deaths Deshakeerthi Supun Mapalagama.
It was further revealed at the inquest that it was verbally decided to have the marriage in the year 2006 with her finance with whom she has an affair for about five years while being an undergraduate in the Colombo University.
At the tallying of the horoscopes of the couple the astrologer had pronounced that year 2006 was not suitable for the marriage and that it should be put off for the year 2007.
The parents of the two parties recently met at the residence of the deceased and decided to have the marriage in the year 2007.
However she was not happy with the postponement of the marriage by an year.
The father of the deceased B. B. Piyasena of Bahirawakanda Road, Kandy said in evidence at the inquest that the deceased was his fifth daughter and that she was employed in the Textiles Department office in Kandy as a computer clerk. She got employed about four months ago after graduating from the university of Colombo.
In the night of the day the decision was taken to have her marriage in the year 2007, the witness said we were viewing a TV programme. My daughter from her room called her mother. She went to the daughter and she had told the mother that she swallowed seven of the anti diabetes pills I had for my use.
When inquired she had told her mother she took the over-dose because she was disappointed with the postponement of the marriage.
She was rushed to the Kandy General Hospital where she died.
A computer engineer from Galapitamada employed in a private sector construction firm Kelum Dushantha Tudawe 27, told the inquirer that he had an affair with the deceased since he came in contact with her in the university of Colombo five years ago.
It was tentatively arranged to have the marriage in the year 2006 but it was postponed to 2007 on the advice of the astrologer. The deceased was not happy with the postponement, he added.
The inquirer deshakeerthi Supun Mapalagama recorded a verdict of suicide following an over - dose of diabetes pills due to disappointment over the delay of the marriage.
Dr. M. M. C. B. Abeysinghe, JMO, Kandy General Hospital performed the autopsy. PS Tilakasiri of the Kandy police station led evidence.