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The cause of death – should it be revisited in Sri Lanka?

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A. Dayapala

Awissawella Base Hospital, LK
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Abstract

 The cause of death statement serves a legal record which has many implications. The determination of the cause of death should be considered not an end but a beginning. A fresh look at the subject should not be considered a waste of time at all. It is prudent to suggest a coordinated effort to rectify deficiencies in the determination, documentation and analysis of the cause of death statements in this country with the participation of all stake holders including clinical and forensic doctors, members of the judiciary including inquirers and magistrates and personnel from Registrar General’s Department.

 

Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law Vol.6(1): 7-11 (2015)

How to Cite: Dayapala, A., (2015). The cause of death – should it be revisited in Sri Lanka?. Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law. 6(1), pp.7–11. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljfmsl.v6i1.7757
Published on 20 Nov 2015.
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