2 persons go missing whilst swimming in Uppuweli Sea

Monday, 30 January 2017 - 7:43


A 9-year-old child who went in search of a golf ball died yesterday after falling into a drain in Mirijjawila - Ambalantota.

A group had been playing golf at a tourist resort nearby when the golf ball had fallen into a large drain located near the child’s residence.

Ambalantota Police stated that the child fallen into the drain while searching for the ball.

Meanwhile, two persons have gone missing whilst swimming off the coast of Alaswathta at Uppuweli.

Police stated that the individuals have been missing since last night.

The missing persons are residents of Selvanayagam in Trincomalee.

The Sri Lanka Navy and Police have launched a joint search operation