One and a half year old boy from the Vijaya-katiupotha area in Chilaw has died today after falling into a plastic container that collects rain water.
Due to the incessant heavy showers the parents had decided to collect rain water in containers.
The boy had been playing near these containers when he fell into one and drowned.
After the parents found the boy he was taken to the Aana-vilun-daawa Hospital.
According to hospital sources the boy had died before admission.