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Six people had drowned when their boat capsized in a Mahasenpura tank in Welikanda, Polonnaruwa today. According to Polonnaruwa Police DIG Kithsiri Dayananda, the boat toppled when these people were enjoying a boat ride.  Their bodies have been taken to the Welikanda Hospital, the Police said. (SD, KGK)
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  • Gayan Samarasekara Thursday, 23 December 2010 11:03 AM

    Very sad news just before Christmas..

    A to Z Friday, 24 December 2010 05:10 AM

    very true...
    also the police should hold someone responcible for this incident. just sad news..

    sherlock holmes Thursday, 23 December 2010 11:23 AM

    people in sri lanka take things very lightly...wearing safety vest would have been too heavy for the boat.

    Faqi Friday, 24 December 2010 07:31 AM

    Its such a shame that all Sri Lankan's are not taught to swim from a young age. If like in the West everyone is encouraged to learn to swim this type of tragedies would not happen.

    Hewa Friday, 24 December 2010 08:14 AM

    It should be made mandatory for every boat to carry enough life jackets for its passengers. Very recently I went for a one hour boat ride in the sea with only few people (including myself) wearing life jackets.

    faz Thursday, 23 December 2010 01:57 PM

    safety first could have saved this inncent lifes ..1) no life jackets avaible 2) No Trained /Leagal boat operators and authority to controll

    hemalatha Thursday, 23 December 2010 04:17 PM

    must conduct swimming class for all ages like german

    Rajitha Thursday, 23 December 2010 04:33 PM

    Very sad to hear. Make life-jackets compulsory that's the only way to prevent these types of tragedies.

    adahan Friday, 24 December 2010 12:38 PM

    This is an eye opener to those over-enthusiastic parents and elders who just permit their children to have anything and everything according to their wish.

    VEL Thursday, 23 December 2010 05:34 PM

    It is very pathetic incident,but should be do investigation for what happening of this incident,is there anybody alcoholic or not.

    Saradial Thursday, 23 December 2010 09:16 AM

    Vary sad news.

    The Undertaker Thursday, 23 December 2010 09:24 AM

    JOY RIDE HAS BECOME SAD RIDE-MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE

    Dakshina Friday, 24 December 2010 02:20 AM

    Need to regulate carrying passengers in waterways.


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