Four people drowned in Kattankudy today while having a swim out at sea, the police media unit said.
The police said that a group from Badulla were swimming when four of them went missing.
The police said that the body of three people had been recovered. Among them are a 16 year old and 17 year old.
The police said that the navy had launched a search operation to locate the other missing person.
The Kattankudy police are conducting investigations. (Colombo Gazette)
UPDATE (April 1/2013): The police said that the body of the fourth person who had drowned was found following a search operation. The victim is a 17 year old youth.