Written by Nathasha De Alwis
11 Mar, 2018 | 1:58 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – A boat capsized in the Periyakulam Wewa in the Nilaweli area in Trincomalee killing one adult and four children.
Three families who had arrived near the Periyakulam Wewa for a pooja today (March 11) morning were the victims of the accident.
The victims had set off into the wewa to pluck lotus leaves.
42-year-old Dharmalingam Sanghadurai was killed in the incident, along with his nine-year-old daughter. Dharmalingam was a bus driver by profession.
Two brothers, from another family nine-year-old Suresh Kesiraj and seven-year-old Suresh Udeshan, were also killed in the accident.
Another victim in the incident was, seven-year-old Suganthan Gruhavi. The four children were students of the Nilaweli Roman Catholic College.
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