Abducted girl gifts children’s hospital to Lanka
Posted on October 30th, 2011

Sandun A. Jayasekera

An Austrian, Natascha Kampusch who hit world headlines in 2006 after she was rescued from a secret cellar where she had been confined for eight years has in an act of benevolence donated a children’s hospital to Sri Lanka built at a cost of Rs.15 million.

She raised the funds to build the hospital at Bulathsinhala by selling books written by her where she depicts the sufferings she underwent in the cellar in Vienna. 

The hospital was declared open by Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena last Tuesday.

When asked why she chose Sri Lanka to donate the hospital, she said she loved Buddhism and Sri Lanka.

She was abducted while travelling to school where she was a Grade Four student. Natascha had spent eight years and 176 days as a prisoner and had to survive on a meager ration of food provided by the abductor during her ordeal.  She was 18 when she escaped from the celler.

The abductor had told the police that he wanted to marry a girl who pure and untouched by anyone else and therefore had abducted the girl.

Natascha’s book explains her ordeal at the hands of the abductor become a best seller and was translated into several languages including German, French, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.

The Children’s Hospital constructed at Bulathsinghala from the funds provided by her has been named as “ƒ”¹…”Natascha Kampusch Children’s Hosspital’.

Natascha is studying Journalism at the Vienna University said her ambition was to serve the children in the world.

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena presented her with a memento at the opening ceremony of the hospital.

5 Responses to “Abducted girl gifts children’s hospital to Lanka”

  1. AnuD Says:

    She should be given honorary citizenship in Sri Lanka.

  2. Ramanie Says:

    I am appaled that some sicko has given AnuD’s comment a negative vote!!!! What was it you didn’t like? Natasha escaping her sicko abducter? or was it that she gave away a hospital to sick children? Or is it that she shouldn’t be given hon citizenship of Sri Lanka??? You seriously need to have your head examined!!!!

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    What a noble human being this person is?

    After suffering unthinkable horror throughout her formative years, she thinks of the need to uplift children’s lives in whatever way she can. She didn’t collapse under the circumstances. God bless you Natascha!

    A case of a noble human being verses a total barbarian.

    We see this contrast more regularly.

  4. Lorenzo Says:

    “I am appaled that some sicko has given AnuD’s comment a negative vote!”

    Actually 2 sickos! (+1 -2 = -1) because the total votes is 3.

    I think I know who those 2 sickos are – Ahmed and Ranjith. They are on the side of the abductor.

    “The abductor had told the police that he wanted to marry a girl who pure and untouched by anyone else and therefore had abducted the girl.”

    How familiar with the views of some!

    18 years when escaped – 8 years and 176 days = 9 years when the abductor thought he “married” her.

    “Aisha — 9 year-old bride

    Narrated Aisha: The Prophet engaged me when I was a girl of six (years). We went to Medina and stayed at the home of Bani-al-Harith bin Khazraj. Then I got ill and my hair fell down. Later on my hair grew (again) and my mother, Um Ruman, came to me while I was playing in a swing with some of my girl friends. She called me, and I went to her, not knowing what she wanted to do to me. She caught me by the hand and made me stand at the door of the house. I was breathless then, and when my breathing became Allright, she took some water and rubbed my face and head with it. Then she took me into the house. There in the house I saw some Ansari women who said, “Best wishes and Allah’s Blessing and a good luck.” Then she entrusted me to them and they prepared me (for the marriage). Unexpectedly Allah’s Apostle came to me in the forenoon and my mother handed me over to him, and at that time I was a girl of nine years of age. Volume 5, Book 58, Number 234

    Narrated ‘Aisha: I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet, and my girl friends also used to play with me. When Allah’s Apostle used to enter (my dwelling place) they used to hide themselves, but the Prophet would call them to join and play with me. (The playing with the dolls and similar images is forbidden, but it was allowed for ‘Aisha at that time, as she was a little girl, not yet reached the age of puberty.) (Fateh-al-Bari page 143, Vol.13) Volume 8, Book 73, Number 151″

  5. Dham Says:

    Friends,
    May I reveal that this sicko is no one but GON SILVA.
    I am making this statement with 90% confidence level after watching this voting nonsence in the past year.
    Whenever someone supports Buddhism this sicko votes negative , no matter who or what is written !

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