Two persons have drowned off the coast of Galle Face, Police Media Spokesperson told Hiru news.
A 16 year old from Maligawatta area had initially drowned and another person who joined the search and rescue party had later drowned.
Police claim that the search for the 16 year old had commenced with the help of the Navy and Police when another person (34) from the Maligawatta area who joined the search party had slipped and fallen into the sea, and was pronounced dead upon admission to the National Hospital.
Meanwhile, two men from Ambalanthota- Pahalagama and Puttalam –Vaikkala areas also reportedly drowned and dead.
Police are conducting further investigation into the incidents.