The mother of National football player Duckson Gazlas who died in the Maldives has urged the government to carry out a full scale investigation into his death. She said that his son’s death is suspicious.
It was reported that the 31-year-old footballer a resident of Mannar who had been participating in a tournament in the Maldives had committed suicide. His mother had told the police that her son did not have any reason to do so. Mannar police officers had visited the deceased footballer’s mother at his home and obtained a statement from her.
Duckson Gazlas had been born in Mannar and was a member of the Wadiri Diamonds Sports Club of Vadamarachchi and was in the Sri Lanka national football team. It was reported that he had died four days ago in the Maldives and no further information has been received as yet. The remains of the football player have not been brought back to Sri Lanka either.