The situation is most critical when post-mortem examinations have to be carried out in the event of a suspicious death when the body has to be sent to Batticaloa.
In such circumstances, the family of the deceased have to bear a huge cost to have an undertaker transport the body to Batticaloa.
These undertakers charge around Rs. 50,000 for a body to be taken to Batticaloa for the post-mortem and brought back.
Due to this predicament, the residents of seven provincial divisions in Polonnaruwa are greatly affected.
According to a resident, due to this situation they have to spend double the amount that is usually spent for a funeral.
Therefore, the people of Polonnaruwa and thoroughly disgruntled with the government and urged President Maithripala Sirisena to look into this matter and provide them a solution to their predicament.
Pics – W.A. Piyathilaka