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Human torch rushed to hospital
A 53-year-old man who set himself ablaze in front of his paramour’s house in Mt. Lavinia on Tiesday night was in a critical condition at the Kalubowila hospital yesterday.

The man was a garment factory driver and resident of Serupita, Boralesgamuwa. He attempted self immolation at Welipara down Sumangala Road, in the Mt. Lavinia police area.

He was rushed to hospital by the villagers and his paramour.

Mount Lavinia police said that the paramour was a widow and mother of three young children. They believe that the man attempted self-immolation due to a dispute with his paramour.