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Sri Lankan Man Gives Up Life for Squirrel


Animals  (tags: rescue, squirrel, death, accident, sri lanka, selflessness, wildlife )

Raffi
- 3624 days ago - news.xinhuanet.com
A 40-year-old Sri Lankan man who saved a squirrel from drowning lost his life on Saturday, an English newspaper reported on Monday. According to the Daily Mirror, Tilak Rajakaruna was climbing out after cleaning his 60-foot-deep



   

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Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Monday July 13, 2009, 1:23 pm
Sri Lankan man gives up life for squirrel

COLOMBO, July 13 (Xinhua) -- A 40-year-old Sri Lankan man who saved a squirrel from drowning lost his life on Saturday, an English newspaper reported on Monday.

According to the Daily Mirror, Tilak Rajakaruna was climbing out after cleaning his 60-foot-deep (about 18.29 meters) garden well in a northern Colombo suburb called Kandana, when a squirrel fell into the well from an overhanging branch.

Rajakaruna climbed back down to rescue it. He caught the squirrel and put it in the pockets of his shorts and started to climb up again.

However, the squirrel came out and bit his hand, making him lose his grip and fall to the bottom of the well striking his head.

Rajakaruna's wife who was holding the rope rushed him to RagamaBase Hospital with the help of some neighbors but he succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Doctors from the hospital reported that the death was due to head injuries caused by the fall.
 

Cher C (1424)
Monday July 13, 2009, 1:27 pm



Thnx Raffi hun!


 

Simone Duffin (1462)
Monday July 13, 2009, 1:33 pm
Sad to lose such a caring man. Thank you Raffi.
 

Jamie L (195)
Monday July 13, 2009, 1:59 pm
Holy carb.... no good deed.... :( Thanks Raffi!
 

Amena Andersson (187)
Monday July 13, 2009, 4:32 pm
Wow, This planet cannot afford to lose such a warm heart. Sweet man...very sad.
 

EDGE M (257)
Monday July 13, 2009, 4:52 pm
HE WAS A HERO !
 

Mandi T (367)
Monday July 13, 2009, 5:54 pm
What a man!!
Tx Raffi
 

Gemma H (48)
Monday July 13, 2009, 6:47 pm
A sad loss for mankind ~ Thanks Raffi
 

Lyn C (70)
Monday July 13, 2009, 6:50 pm
Thanks for the unusual and sad story Raffi. Odd two squirrel stories showing up so close to each other.

As regards the driving cat, well, what more can be said?!? LOL

Lyn
 

sue M (184)
Monday July 13, 2009, 10:40 pm
Sad.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 14, 2009, 9:09 am
How sad. :(

 

Marc G (113)
Tuesday July 14, 2009, 12:28 pm
Tragic...
 

Sheila G (267)
Tuesday July 14, 2009, 12:37 pm
what a wonderful man, he goes to his God having saved another soul, how many can say they died doing what is right?
prayers for those who loved him
 

mary f (200)
Tuesday July 14, 2009, 1:09 pm
thanks so sad to lose a caring man
 

Elm Morrison (357)
Tuesday July 14, 2009, 2:09 pm
RIP dear Tilak. Tragic.
 

Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Tuesday July 14, 2009, 2:39 pm
Thank you so much for your comments. It's an astonishing gift that he gave. And I thought we should know what he did. You have paid him great honor.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 14, 2009, 2:50 pm
Such dedication...if he could do that for a squirrel, why can't we do the same for the endangered species? Rest in beautiful peace, my animal friend...
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 14, 2009, 3:37 pm
What a beautiful man. Rest in Peace and bless your family for their devastating loss.
 

Dalia H (1280)
Tuesday July 14, 2009, 3:51 pm
So sad. Rest in Peace noble soul.
Noted with sadness Dearest Raffi.
Love,
Black Dalia.
 

. (0)
Wednesday July 15, 2009, 11:56 am

I wished we had more of such loving people. God bless you,Tilak.
 

Donna B (2)
Wednesday July 15, 2009, 5:05 pm
A precious soul.

I hope he is in a beautiful place now.
 

Sally D (91)
Tuesday August 18, 2009, 6:06 pm
This is a true selfless act that reflects a deep love for animals. To risk your own life and then be tragically killed. I send my deepest condolences to the family of Tilak Rajakaruna. Such a tragedy that a kind, compassionate man be taken from us, in such a cruel way, when he is saving the life of one of the dear creatures of our world. I know Tilak is in paradise now & will be protected by The Great Spirit for his courage, beliefs and brave act of love for this dear little squirrel.
SALLY D.
 

PUSHPA THILAKARATNA (18)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 7:19 am
PROUD TO BE A SRI LANKAN SO SAD TO LOSS HIM
 
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