Provincial journalist Thilini Pavithra passed away while receiving treatment in hospital yesterday (16). According to reports Pavithra had been receiving treatment after a suicide attempt nearly a week ago. However, despite the treatment, she succumbed to her injuries yesterday.
While the Police believe she had attempted to take her life due to a personal dispute, they are nevertheless carrying out an investigation into the incident. Residents in the area said Pavithra had rendered a yeomen service to her home town, Kurunegala by writing on many issues related to the area. She had contributed to popular Sinhala papers including Dinamina and Mawbima.