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A 26-year-old youth was killed while on a trip to Lakegala at Meemure in Udadumbara with some friends, police said.

They said three youths from Colombo were sliding down the mountain with the aid of a rope when suddenly the rope had snapped and one of them had fallen into the jungle near the mountain while the other two fell at the foot of mountain.

Police identified the deceased as Milindu Rasadun Perera of Malapalla in Homagama and an employee of a private telecommunication company.

The injured youths were admitted to the Ududumbara Hospital.

A police team had been despatched to the foot of the Lakegala Mountain to retrieve the body of the youth.

Police said this climbing this mountain was wrought with danger and had such was within a prohibited area.

Rescue operations had been hampered by heavy rains and the added possibility of landslides.  (Sanath Desmond)

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  Comments - 5

  • kumara Friday, 26 September 2014 02:13 PM

    ooh my God very sad incident .
    extremely sorry for the guy. but hope and wish him NIBBANA

    yakamahathaya Saturday, 27 September 2014 02:24 AM

    RIP Brother.

    PRAKASH NALLIAH Friday, 26 September 2014 03:54 PM

    This is called overconfidence with pride & not willing to use common sense or probably even listen to elders;sad event;but the realities of life has to be phased;& parents should know to advise children.

    Kamala Friday, 26 September 2014 04:30 PM

    Extremely unfortunate incident. Youths enjoy such ventures. Deepest sympathies to the loved ones!

    Survivor Monday, 29 September 2014 10:02 AM

    RIP ,Brother, May attain Nibbana.
    This is one of the hardest rock to climb in SL, With out proper equipments and a experienced guide, Its dangerou to try this rock, As we felt its danger when we reached the top of this rock in 2008, But we were fortunate to be alive.

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