Teen killed during training

A 19 year old boy died in hospital today after being punched by a coach during training for a boxing match at a school in Kottawa, the police media unit said.

The police said that the boy, B. Hewawasam, had taken ill after being punched by the coach and he was admitted to hospital last Sunday.

The boy was initially admitted to the Homagama hospital but was later transferred to the Colombo national hospital where he died.

According to the police two boxing coaches were arrested over the incident and produced in court today.

They were later released on bail. Further investigations are underway.