German Bhikkhuni dies on visit in Kandy

A German Bhikkhuni who was on a visit to Sri Lanka died within a few hours   after being admitted to the Kandy hospital on Tuesday (3).

The deceased has been identified as Bikkhuni Mie Margarete, 73, who came to Sri Lanka from Germany on December 25. This female monk has been staying at a leading hotel in the Kandy city and initially gone to the hospital to obtain treatment for an illness she had suddenly experienced, last Sunday 25. She had returned to the hotel treatment, police said. Her condition had got aggravated at about 7 am on January 3, she had been admitted to the Kandy hospital. Police said that the Bikkhuni who had been receiving treatment had passed away at about 10.30 in the morning on the same day. A top senior police officer said that steps have been taken to inform the German Embassy regarding this incident.


by Daily News Sri Lanka

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