A toddler of one and two months has died falling into a canal in Kotakethana yesterday (24th). Our correspondent stated that the mother of the toddler had handed it over to a little girl of six next-door and gone to gather firewood.
However the little girl of 6 had lost sight of the toddler after some time.
Returning from gathering firewood the mother had looked for the child who was found missing, and had found him dead in a canal nearby. The deceased child has an elder sister and a brother and the father is a labourer.
(Pix - by Lasantha Niroshana of Kahawatta)