A 43 year old woman was killed today following a crocadile attack along the Nilwala river, Kumburupitiya police said.
The woman had gone to have a bath in the river when she was attacked by the crocadile.
In September last year a 12 year old child went missing after being dragged away by a crocodile while he was bathing in the Nilwala river.
In April last year a young school girl was killed after being attacked by a crocodile in the Nilwala river when she had gone to wash her face.
The girl was dragged into the water by the crocodile and her body was later found following a search operation.
Following a series of crocodile attacks in the Nilwala river over past couple of years the authorities had erected protective fences along the river banks.
People living along the river banks had been advised to get in the water only within the protective fences in order to avoid being attacked by crocodiles.
The government had also announced plans to capture and transfer man eating crocs to a new crocodile park. (Colombo Gazette)