Relatives suspicious regarding the death of the teacher of Gampola

Wednesday, 09 October 2019 - 13:19


Her relatives say that they are suspicious regarding the death of the teacher of Hatton – Sri Pada Vidyalaya, who was missing for seven days before her body was found from the Victoria Reservoir.

The body of this 27 year old teacher had slid down the Mahaweli River for a distance of about 40 kilometers and was found near the Victoria Reservoir last evening based on information received from residents of the area.

Operations in search of this teacher from Gampola – Keerapona named Chandima Nisansala Ratnayake commenced on the 1 October since she did not return home after attending school on that day.

On that day her parents had engaged in searching for her until night time since heavy rain was experienced in that area on that particular day. Subsequently they had lodged a complaint with the Gampola Police regarding the missing teacher.

Police said she was returning from the Sri Pada Vidyalaya which was about 60km away and had disappeared just 100m from her home.

The teacher returning was recorded on a nearby CCTV camera.

Anyhow, the Police and residents of the area suspect that she would have fallen into a canal with the heavy rain that prevailed.

However, the teacher’s relatives say that there was absolutely no possibility of her body falling into the Victoria Reservoir if an accident had taken place by her falling into the canal.

The teacher’s mother and relatives have said that as a result they are suspicious about the death.

This young woman had got engaged to a Police officer and was preparing to get married in a few months’ time.

a spokesman of the Gampola police said that the post mortem examination in connection with the body was due to be carried out this afternoon.

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