5 youth on Sri Pada pilgrimage drown in Mahaweli River

Friday, 22 February 2013 - 19:01


The Police Media Unit says that five youth have drowned in Gampola, in the Mahaweli river today.


According to police the five youth had drowned while bathing near a suspension bridge.


The youth were dragged down by strong currents and drowned.


The group had been on a pilgrimage to Sri Pada when tragedy struck.