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Undergrad's body found

The body of the third-year undergraduate of the Peradeniya University, who had committed suicide by jumping off the Peradeniya Bridge into Mahaweli River, was found near Hakkinda Islands (2km from the bridge) yesterday, Police said.

The student had jumped off the bridge on August 26 and his decomposed body was recovered after five days.

The Life Saving Unit of the Police and the Navy conducted search operations based on a statement by an eye-witness of the incident.

The deceased student, Nuwan Lakshitha Devasurendra (24), was a resident of Bulugahapitiya, Eheliyagoda. The undergraduate had committed suicide when on his way to the University. His laptop computer, University ID and three rice packets, which he brought from home for his friends, were in the bag found near the bridge. The student was reportedly under medication for stress.



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