Three people drowned after the boat they were in capsised in the Kaluganga in Ratnapura today.
According to the police, a father and his two children were those who had drowned.
Several others who were on the boat were rescued. Two of them sustained injuries and were admitted to hospital.
The people on the boat were returning after attending a funeral house when the accident took place.
The police said that 9 people from Negambo had got on the boat together with a boatman and were heading from one side of the river to the other side.
Half way through the boat capsised and a 42 year old man as well as his 19 year old son and 14 year old daughter went missing.
The bodies of two of them were later found. (Colombo Gazette)