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Missing man's body found in Kelani river

2015 Jun 23

By W.B. Withana, Delgoda Corr

The body of a 52-year-old person who had gone missing several days earlier was found floating in the Kelani River on Saturday.

The deceased was identified as Hettithanthrige Sumith Shantha Peiris, a resident of Weliweriya. He was unmarried and his relatives had complained to Weliweriya police that he had gone missing.

According to the relatives he had been suffering from a mental disorder.

The inquest was held by the Inquirer into Sudden Deaths of Biyagama, U.L. Gunasekera and the body was handed over to the Ragama Hospital for the post-mortem.

The Biyagama police are conducting further investigations.


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