Feb 19, 2019

Elopingcouple drowned!

The Nawagaththegama police say that a couple who had gone to bathe in a lake in Nawagattegama had drowned.

The accident took place on the 18th of this month. 

The deceased were identified as Chandradipathiyalage Prasad Dharshana Premarathna (22) of Angampitiya, Wennappuwa, and Mallawarachchige Dona Ishara Nilakshi (17) was a resident of Kahatawila in Koswatta.

The deceased had eloped their houses secretly five days ago and arrived at the at the Kelewewa area in Nawagattegama. Police say that they have lived in a relative's house and sustained their livelihood by making bricks. The girl’s relatives had lodged a complaint with the Koswatte Police regarding her disappearance.

On the 18th evening, they had gone to the Kalewewa Lake to bathe. The woman had drowned and her partner had tried to save her. Though residents in the area and the police have taken them out of water they had already died.

The bodies have been placed at the Puttalam Base Hospital and the post mortem is to be conducted.

Nawagaththegama Police are conducting further investigations.

Jude Samantha - Puttalam

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