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Young lovers drown

A young couple who had eloped, drowned while bathing in a tank in Welewewa, Nawagaththegama on Monday, police said.

Prasad Premaratne (21) from Wennappuwa and Ishara Nilakshi (17) from Nattandiya had eloped and were staying at the residence of Premaratne’s relative in Welewewa.

The two had gone to bathe in a nearby tank on Monday evening.

Reports said the girl had suddenly cried for help as she was drowning and the boy had attempted to rescue her.

The girl’s parents had lodged a complaint with the Marawila Police a few days ago that their child was missing.


 

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