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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 15:07
Katukurunda boat tragedy: Death toll reaches 15
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The body of a 23-year-old young woman who went missing after a boat capsized in Katukurunda Sea was recovered from Maradana sea stretch in Beruwala.

Body of her husband was found in Beruwala area this morning, while the remains of a 7-year old boy was recovered from Balapitiya. The bodies were found by a group of fishermen.

The death toll of the accident has now reached 15.

The boat capsized in the seas off Katukurunda while participating in a boat parade at the annual feast of the St. Lazurus Church in Beruwala last Sunday.

A special service will be held on behalf of those who died from the boat accident this evening at the Beruwala St. Lazarus Church with the archbishop presiding.

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