Investigations commence into the death of a British rugby player in Colombo

Tanya Simon
May 15, 2018

A British amateur rugby player has died and a second is critically ill after suffering breathing problems during a tour of Sri Lanka.

British media were giving the story heavy coverage with The Times reporting on Tuesday that "local police said that they were investigating links to "narcotics and liquor".

The two men are part of Clems Pirates, which is affiliated to Durham City Rugby Club.

An unnamed player from the visiting Durham City Clem's Pirates Rugby team, has passed away on Monday (14) under tragic circumstances according to informed sources.

A rugby player from Britain has died in Sri Lanka after being hospitalized due to a sudden illness.

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After emergency treatment a player has passed away early morning on Monday (14) while the other player is now under treatment in the Intensive Care Unit of the private hospital.

The deceased was a 26-year-old person, and he had arrived in Sri Lanka on 10th of this month, with a 22-member team.

Another player is said to be in critical condition.

'We are assisting the family of a British man who has been hospitalised in Sri Lanka, and are in contact with the Sri Lankan medical services'.

One of them died while receiving treatment at the hospital.

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