26 attendees at the annual celebration of the temple located at Armor Road, Colombo An elderly woman has died.
The mother of a child died in the incident due to burns on her leg, police said.
The woman has been identified as a resident of Kesalwatta area and the mother of a 10 year old girl.
Police said a fire broke out at the temple last Friday (14) and the woman, who was attending the funeral, died of burns on her feet as she did not seek medical help.
The woman had failed to receive treatment for her burns and was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital last Tuesday (18) when she suddenly fell ill while at home.
However, police said that he died while receiving treatment at the hospital.