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The bodies of two Ruhunu University students who drowned while bathing in the Maddewatta sea area off Matara were recovered this evening, Matara police said.

The said the bodies were recovered with the support of Navy divers, the police and the villagers.

The victims were among four first year Management Faculty students who were bathing in the area. Police said one student was still reported missing while another was saved. (Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk)
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  • Nanda Monday, 16 September 2013 06:41 PM

    These are not the first, many more students, others, shall drown before the year is done. All, if not most, would be preventable.

    99% would not know how to swim, 99% would swim where they are not familiar though we are an Island nation with all kinds of streams inside.

    There is no national program and being too protective ONLY to forget lack of skills in times of showmanship...

    Rohan Perera Tuesday, 17 September 2013 02:09 AM

    I think you need to give due publicity for many lives saved by lifesavers in many beaches in the country,,,what we see today is only drowning incidents are highlighted,,,,

    james bond Wednesday, 18 September 2013 08:49 AM

    these are not qualified students for univercity education.they are iresponsible even for their own safety.why they admited to univercities ?.

    Anura Gunawardane Tuesday, 17 September 2013 06:14 AM

    Most of the people assess the sea condition with the size of the waves coming to the Beach, this is never a factor to decide whether it is dangerous or not. Because most of these death happen due to sea current, even a smaller sea current could slowly drift you away, even if you can swim if you dont understand this scenario it will be difficult to escape from it

    LonwaboTsotsobe Tuesday, 17 September 2013 03:22 AM

    what is this obsession people have with the sea? Swim in a pool for god's sake.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:02 AM

    Our foolish youngsters will never to be corrected in spite of somany warnings. Only these nutty youngsters should be blamed and no others.


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