Friday, July 22

Where is the glitch?

A beautiful 19yr old upper-class girl (half Swedish and half Sri Lankan) was brutally murdered inside their luxury apartment complex in Colombo last month. Her name is Yvonne Johansson and was a Fashion Design student who had just come back home after studying for 2years in the US. She along with her 16year old sister(Caroline) and Caroline's 21year old boyfriend (Sharmantha - apparently ex-boyfriend of Yvonne) had gone out clubbing on the night of June 30th. And later, Caroline and Sharmantha have had some silly argument and they had come home early (to the girl's apartment at around 2am), leaving Yvonne in the night club. Yvonne had later driven home (around 3am) and Sharmantha had been waiting for Yvonne near the lift on the 23rd floor. Then they had some sort of argument (God knows what) and then she had chased him down the steps down to the 19th floor. That's where the murder took place. Her head was brutally banged against the walls and the face was wrecked being repeatedly smashed against the steps. She was strangled using her own jeans and left to bleed and die. Apparently she had no face and her sister could not identify Yvonne for the Police, the next morning when they found her body. How tragic and cruel is that?
Part of the story here:
Yvonne's photo in a Swedish newspaper here:
Note that both Yvonne and Sharmantha come from extremely wealthy and upper-class families in Sri Lanka and have known each others' families since childhood. They both went to Colombo International School - CIS (one of the prestigious International schools in Sri Lanka). I find this story just too shocking-gave me the goosebumps! What a waste of a young life and how many more Sharmanthas are out there? What a total loser and a pathetic moron he is. Some people have everything they want in life and then they invite unwanted things into their lives, why? Who could be blamed here? Some blame the International school system where Western culture is encouraged. I find it ridiculous to blame an entire school or and entire culture because of one rotten apple! Some blame the parents for bringing up children with too much freedom. I find that ridiculos too! I mean both were adults (19 and 21) and how can parents stop them from doing what they want at that age? After all clubbing isn't so much of a crime, is it? I think the entire blame should be on the guy...he is the doer of the crime and that's it. No matter how much rage you experience during an argument, no civilised guy would commit such a low and gruesome act. What say?

40 Cranium Signets:

Arz000n said...

I'm already shaken up from the incident that took place in London last night..being weak at heart, havent read this post of yours, after I saw brutally

Greeetz!!

musings (m000nie) said...

oh kookie this is so disgusting.. i read the article... hes still a suspect... but if he did this then i think hes the only one to blame... school n parents n freedom dont have anything to do with this... this is such a disgusting act of anger... he should be punished for this...

Keshi said...

no probs zoonie take ur time...I know u've been having a tough time lately...take it easy mate :)

hey moonie yep at the time of that article he was a suspect only...now it's proven as they matched his finger prints with the bloody prints on the stairway...that's the latest news. It's just unbelievable that someone u've known for so long can actually kill u and that too in such a cruel manner...

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hehe moonie I like my new nic kookie hahaha!

Keshi.

PuNeEt said...
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PuNeEt said...

Gosh... this is so pathetic...
Killing anyone is so cruel... what right does anyone have over others life...
The guy is to be blamed and punished...
One can't just pinpoint one reason for his cruel act... it has to be a combination of lot things... which ofcourse cant be justified by any prudent person...
Here also we hear such kind of incidents where either acid is thrown over the girls face or such similar insane acts ...
Disguisting... People still dont realise the importance of life... So sad.

Keshi said...

yep Puneet...it's a total waste of a life and an incident that should never have happened...

but I guess in this case it's an act that resulted from a combination of things as u say...such as long-term rage that may have been existing within this boy...and he just exploded one day! sometimes it happens when a child grows up without alot of love...lost parental time can cause a child to grow into a sad and angry adult...but in no way I'm saying that his parents are at total fault for the murder (becos now he's an adult)...but it's sad to say that they may have contributed to his angry, insensitive personality.

Keshi.

4u2nvau/Rohit said...

I blame the bloke. Not only does he seem spoilt, but he takes his life and other peoples lives for granted.

tulipspeaks said...

one word to describe the murderer:

R-U-T-H-L-E-S-S

Vinu said...

Gosh!!

Can you believe such things happen...
How heinous it was.

Whatever may be the reason nobody can stand this crime.Cant blame schools or parents,but to avoid such incidents awreness from the childhood itself will definitly help..

MAy be tht guy havnt got that...

Sigh!!

julia said...

, , much worse happens in india all the time, ,

and such news items fail to shock me any more

yes, dats true
the cause is essentially bad parenting

parents dont have the time to be wid their children

and children learn from peers and google searches

in catlik schools in india
catlik children learn from catechism class on sundays
the non-catliks do moral science

but all dis will not work unless supported by parents at home

who must lead by example

Autumn Storm said...

Thanks for all your much too kind comments.
Definitely a crime of passion from a guy with extreme rage. Only one person to blame.
Nothing to do with parental guidance, class, western influence, and so on.

The Gome said...

yes that is tragic, but what's done is done. we are stupid to think we can change anything. let's be somewhat hopeful with this, right now she is the shiniest newest and most adored of God's new angels. At least thinking that way we won't feel too embarrassed to call ourselves human beings. by the way, that guy isn't human but a monster.

jkhkhjkh said...

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Dawn....सेहर said...

Inhuman!! all I could say...dont want to discuss further..!!!

Very brutal !!!

Tanvi said...

hey hey keshi! damn it..awful thingz happen everyday..and people like that disgusting guy lack their brainz..god! who would kill a gorgeous model over a stupid argument..awful awful! it scares me to think that so many people like him exist everywhere..

and btw..itz friday here..n probably saturday there..n u arent gonna be on here...so juz wanted to say hugzzzzzzz muaaaah n take care! have fun and miss me..and keep bloggin..i hope to see many new postz wen i come back..im gonna miss u tonnez kookie! hehee i love that nick..
Love
Toonie:D

Michelle said...

hey keshi,
i saw the girl's pic...shez really pretty.
i feel really bad.
u know i read sumthin kinna similar...its one of ma fav boox..
its ''burned alive'' by kieran crowley.the story is kinna similar...it really annoys me wen such things happen and yeah i blame the guy too
take care
ice princess (the otha one) ;)

Justin Thyme said...

wow... what an incredible waste.

by the way, thanks for your kind comments on my blog! :-)

saby said...

heyyyy TANVI and all bloggers who are planning to visit my India

i just added some more to my cautionary notes
its about dressing sexy, when in India

http://imnutsincaps.blogspot.com/2005/07/guide-to-safe-chatting-and-blogging.html

saby said...

http://imnutsincapsapatriot.blogspot.com/2005/07/dis-travel-post-is-specially-created.html

Kerry said...

hello my love! i know not what to say requarding your question and research

not all people are peaceful.

hope you are well my love!

*hugs*

Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) said...

I don't know who to blame for this henious act, its ridiculous. No parents and school don't have anything to do with that.

--pearl-- said...

this is soo disgustin..

how could dat guy do that to sumone he knows?urghh it's kinda scary..its becummin sooo difficult to trust people.

Arz000n said...

K000kie
I came back home in mumbai last night...WOoooo...Hooooo...

now online from home on dial up :D

I was so excited last eve when I got da news...tht I didnt even waited to inform u'll.. sorry

Anyway, me might have to travel back on 31st again...I dont know for how long this time. I wud prefer going to singapore anytime

njoy da weekend!!

Keshi said...

yep that's right NV...tragic ending to a lovely girl...apparently she was known to a friend of mine...she was supposed to be a very caring, sweet and extremely good-spirited girl...not the image the media portrays of an 'out-of-control night-clubbing teenager'...

yep amutha twas a cruel n senseless act!

Vinu n Jules, I agree, although parents cannot take the entire blame, I believe parents have a huge part in building the foundation of a child's mentality...they need to be there for the child during his growing years-the most imp years...

yep autumn as an adult now he must take the responsibility for his actions.

Gomess yep well-said. That's the only solace right now...I had tears when u said that...

Dawn it is extremely brutal...I so want to believe this guy was on drugs that night...only for the sake of not having to realise such animalistic thoughts exist in humans!

So true Tanvi even I get goosebumps when I think of how many more guys like that may be out there! And Thanks so much for that very sweet note...goodbye for a while n plz take care n I luvvv ya! muaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah Tooonieeeee!

Hey Ice_Avrilllz :) huggggz! yupp it's a crazy world...how could such a thing even be real? I got to watch that movie then...sounds interesting. Thanks!

Justin hey WC to mah blog! Yep total waste of a life...

Kerry so nicely summed up - not all ppl r peaceful..wow so true! I'm well sweety, thanx n hugggz, hope the same with ya :)

Kroopa like u say, it is really hard to blame one person here...especially since the boy is young too though he's an adult. Guess it's a combination of factors that lead to this murder...

Pearly thats right...trust is a very fragile word now...

Zoonie WOOHOO HIGH FIVE!!!! WC home, finally u sound so happy n I'm happy for u :) U can relax n enjoy 'home' till u go on work next...just enjoy today, worry abt tomorrow when it arrives...have fun n u have a great weekend too brilliant guy :)

Thanks all!
Keshi.

nin said...

this is the part of life Keshi....
its very sad.....
what else i can say.....

Michelle said...

hey kookie...lol i luv dese names endin wid ''oonie'' and ''ookie'' respectively lol..
heyyy i like d nu nick..Avrilzzz_ice lol!!!
damn cool!!!
HUGZZZ!!!!
:)

Michelle said...

oops i got it wrong hehehe silly me...its ice_Avrilzzz

Kerry said...

happy sunday! hugs and love!

Thë Icè Þr¡ñce§§ said...

yoo kesh..
dat is such a sad sad story. i just cant belive there are such ppl like dat. so ruthless and cruel. i dun think any word will suffice for em, sinc they are so cold-hearted u know. yo kesh. gimme sum great idea for ma blog naa. i just cant think of any. ur the one wid the great mind.. oo and who gave u the nik kookie. its soo cute hee hee.
peace out
^_^
ICEY..

Phantom_of_Blogpera said...

Gosh I saw Yvonne's picture in that Swedish link..she was really pretty. what happened was really horrible..such a lot of death in the world over the last month..the world is at a strange place in its history I guess. Anyways..that Sharmintha guy..I hope his conscience eats him alive.

saby said...

if she wasnt really pretty
wud it have been less horrible??

Keshi said...

true Avik...as much as it looks solid and unbreakable, life is so very fragile...

hehe ice_Avrilzzz ice ice baby :) huggggz! Glad u like ur new nic!

Key Kerry missed u heaps, hugggz! Hope u had a great weekend too.

Icy true...even I cant imagine how anyone can ever do such a crime? hehe so u like my new Kookie nic :) How abt a new nice for u too...hot_ice :)

Fm muahhh missed ya like hell! Yep this world is a strange place with strange roles people play...it's really sad. And u said that right...I too hope Sharmantha's conscience eat him up alive!

Saby no one's saying that just because she was pretty, this is more horrible a crime, than anyone else's death! What I'm saying is that she was 'known' - a bit more than the rest of us...she was a fashion model, yes she was pretty, and she made a mark in her small number of years that she lives...she stood out. That's why her death stands out too. Believe me, it makes a difference, not to say that the less fortunates' deaths are less significant...I hope u get what I mean.

Thanks all!
Keshi.

Thë Icè Þr¡ñce§§ said...

kesh..
yup yup i truly like u new nik kookie.. but i dun think the new nik u givin me fits me rite. i just like plain icy. dats all. none other needed.
^_-
peace out
ICEY..

Keshi said...

lol ok Icy!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Icy as for blog ideas...well everyone is different when it comes to blogging...some like to write about personal stories, some like to write about the world and others just about anything and everything...so it really comes down to what u like and want to write about...I find ur blog quite different and at the same time similar to mine...so it's unique in it's own way...u got a style of ur own...dont make me cramp it lol!

Keshi.

Dewdrop said...

Im a lil late here nad guess they all said what I'd wanna say. So I'd rather wave you a hello and ask how was your weekend?

Dewdrop said...

excuse my typos..pls read nad as and, thanks

Keshi said...

Hey Dewdy better late than never :)

My weekend was too good to be true - cos twas my sis' bday on Fri...had a huge party at home for fam&friends...then on Sat twas another bday lunch...n then on Sunday twas it my cuzn bro's bday n yet nother bday dinner at a restaurant...then tonight would be my other cuzn's lil daughter's bday...whoaaa I'm already party-drunk n feeling so tired n sleepy at work lol!

How was urs?

Keshi.