Cobra girl attacked

Nirosha Wimalaratne, also known as the ‘Cobra girl’ or ‘Snake girl’ has been attacked in Welampitiya.

According to the police she was attacked last night and is now receiving treatment at the Colombo national hospital.

The police said that they believe she had been attacked by a man she had been hanging around with last night.

Following information received by the police last night a team was sent to a location where she was found injured and fallen on the street.

The police said that stab wounds were also found on her body at the time she was taken to hospital.

Investigations are underway. Nirosha Wimalaratne came into the limelight after she was arrested last year while having a cobra in her possession at a night club in Colombo.

The girl was however subsequently released and the snake was also handed back to her. (Colombo Gazette)

Report by Easwaran Rutnam