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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)
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  • 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!

    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.


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