Businessman jumps into river

A businessman attached to a private telecommunications sales company jumped into the Kelaniya river this morning.

The police said that they believed the businessman had attempted to commit suicide and a search operation was underway to locate his body.

According to the police he had come in his jeep and jumped into the river.

The abandoned jeep bearing the number NW-KS 8171 was found.

The motive for the attempted suicide is not known.