Police started investigations into an incident in which a woman has given birth to a child inside a boarding room in Madapatha area in Piliyandala police division yesterday (16); following a 119 call Police had received.
The 31-year-old mother was taken into police custody, Police Media Sources further added. She is a resident of Dehiattakandiya area.
Police Media Sources stated that the newborn has died. His remains are placed at the morgue of Kalubowila Hospital.
Police are conducting further investigations into the incident.