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Man jumps off Sri Pada Uda Maluwa, goes missing

20 Apr 2024 - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}      

By Ranjith Rajapakshe 

Hatton, April 20 (Daily Mirror)- A 33-year-old pilgrim who climbed to Sri Pada went missing after he jumped off the protective fence at the Ratnapura-Sri Pada route at the Uda Maluwa.

The victim was identified as a resident of Sooriyawewa, Hambantota.

He had visited the Sri Pada with two other women yesterday (19) morning and as recorded on CCTV cameras at the Sri Pada Uda Maluwa, the man had suddenly ran down and jumpped off the protective fence while he was climbing down along the Ratnapura-Sri Pada route.

Army personnel from the Laxapana army camp launched an operation to trace the missing youth.