A youth disappeared after jumping into a canal during a brawl which took place in the Dharmarama Road area in Wellawatta. The clash took place between two factions when an argument had broken out over a long standing personal dispute.
After residents informed the police, the individuals who were involved in the fight had gone missing.
The victim's body has not been found so far and navy divers are currently being used to find his body. The identity of the victim is yet to be established and it is believed that the victim was a resident of the area.
The Wellawatte police are conducting further investigations into the incident to arrest the suspects involved in the brawl. (Supun Dias)