Sri Lankan Man Dies Trying To Set Record For Longest Time Buried Alive

A Sri Lankan man has died while trying to set a record for the longest time spent buried alive. Police said Janaka Basnayake, 24, buried himself over the weekend with the help of family and friends in a trench sealed with wood and soil.
A local newspaper reported that the trench, dug in the town of Kantale, about 137 miles north of Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, was 10 feet deep.
Mr Basnayake was buried at around 9:30 am Saturday. Police said that when he was brought to the surface at 4 pm, he was unconscious and was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Dr DG Costa of the Kantale hospital said a post-mortem could not determine the cause of death and further medical investigations are being conducted.
Mr Basnayake’s mother, LD Leelawathi, said her son had enjoyed performing unusual acts since his childhood – a liking that grew after watching movies, the Lankadeepa newspaper reported.
It quoted her as saying that her son had been buried alive on two previous occasions – for two and a half hours and six hours respectively.
It was unclear whether there is an official world record for the longest time buried alive.
Police said Mr Basnayake was a member of the Civil Defense Force, a police unit that fought in the country’s 25-year civil war.



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