Hoax - HIV in Colombo - බොරු බෝ කර හැරීමේ ප්‍රයත්න වලින් ප්‍රවේශම් වන්න.

Below is just found to be a hoax message that surfaced again and again in the past. Please consider this as educational post as to how we should deal with such messages in future (as described in comments). There is no need for public to panic since none of the incidents are true in this hoax.

Dear Friends,

Kindly take a couple of minutes to go thru this mail. If useful
may advise others also. Please pass this on to others This happened in

recently and may happen elsewhere also.

few weeks ago, in
Savoy film hall,
a person felt something poking from her seat. When she got up
to see what it was, she found a needle sticking out of the seat with a
note attached saying "You have just been infected by HIV". The

Control Center (in Colombo ) reports many similar events
in many other cities recently. All tested needles were HIV Positive.
The Center also reports that needles have been found in cash dispensers at

public banking machines
. We ask everyone to use extreme caution when faced
with this kind of situation.
All public chairs/seats should be inspectedwith vigilance and caution before use.
A careful visual inspection shouldbe enough. In addition,
they ask that each of you pass this message along to all members of your family
and your friends of the potential danger.
Recently, one doctor has narrated a somewhat similar instance
that happened to one of his patients at the
Contrast Cinema in Dalugama.

A young girl, engaged and about to be married in a couple of months, was
pricked while the movie was going on. The tag with the needle had the
message " Welcome to the World of HIV family". Though the doctors told
her family that it takes about 6 months before the virus grows strong
enough to start damaging the system and a healthy victim could survive
about 5-6years, the girl died in 4 months, perhaps more because of the "Shock
thought". We all have to be careful at public places, rest God help!
Just think about saving a life by forwarding this message.. Please, take a
seconds of your time to pass along.

With Regards,
Kithsiri Nandasena
I.A.S, Director of Medical & Research Institue

Sri Lanka


  1. This is from a email hoax

  2. This particular mail regarding HIV was circulated more than three years ago and that mail which was originated in India, now being circulated in Sri Lanka is nothing but a hoax.
    And somebody has even replaced the Indian city names in the original mail with Sri Lankan names such as Contrast Cinema -Dalugama etc are all fake information just to panic the general public.

    If you get this mail, please do not circulate this mail to any of your contacts. Just delete it.

    The culprit who started circulating this mail only wanted to panic the public and then laugh at the people who believe it and help him to circulate to more people.



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