Tue, 07 Feb 2023 Today's Paper

Briton drowns in Tangalle

13 January 2013 11:46 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

A British national was drowned when he was swimming in the Seenimodara sea in Tangalle Saturday night, the police said.

The victim was identified as John Robert Smith from the UK who was 60 years old at the time of his death, police media spokesman Prishantha Jayakody said.

Police said that he had a habit of going for a swim in the night. He had left the hotel at around 9.00 p.m. on Saturday and according to eyewitnesses had drowned at around 9.40 p.m.

The body was found by navy divers in the Mawella sea area and was handed over to the Tangalle Police this morning.

He was holidaying in the island and was staying at a hotel in Seenimodara. The Tangalle police are further investigating.(SD)

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

  Comments - 7

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka
  • lakmal Sunday, 13 January 2013 11:53 AM

    lets blame mahinda , gota for this too..they should only let people who can swin into country ..british embassy , us embassy time for another statement

    LK Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:13 PM

    You are dumb

    heaven Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:50 PM

    Welcome Home ma son
    R.I.P

    Manjula Sunday, 13 January 2013 12:53 PM

    You probably didn't see the sarcasm in what Lakmal meant.

    truth Sunday, 13 January 2013 01:16 PM

    Idiot, this will if at all blamed as conspiracy...

    Diogenes Sunday, 13 January 2013 01:57 PM

    Lakmal. Nobody can swim into this country either from Britain or US. British and US authorities would have understood your message better had you put it in Sinhala.

    Anderezja Sunday, 13 January 2013 02:26 PM

    Yes... He must be a minister!


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

Pain and punishment

Should we spare the rod and spoil the child? Does it really happen? Children

Health System in the emergency room

Sandya Kumari from Kotahena has been experiencing chest pains since 2015 and

Canada’s targeted sanctioning of Gota and Mahinda

History was made last week when two former executive presidents of Sri Lanka

SC judgement on Easter attack: Court rules negligence stood in the way of avoiding most heinous crime

“On the ill-fated day of 21st of April 2019, this island home was awoken ru