Three schoolboys and teacher drown during outing

by Naveen  Packiyanathan
Batticaloa Special Correspondent

A school outing from Badulla to Batticaloa ended in tragedy when three of the students and their teacher drowned while sea bathing yesterday morning (31).

A school party of eight students and one teacher from Badulla, who had come on a tour of Batticaloa, had gone for a sea bath at watersmeet, Navalady in the Kattankudy police area when the tragedy struck.

OIC of Kattankudy Police Ajith Prasanna said that the teacher, Kanagasabai Pradeban (40) and three students Paulraj Polkanth(17), Balasubramaniyam  Abishan ( 17) and kanagasabai  Utharsan (16) drowned.

The bodies were being sent to Batticaloa hospital for the post mortem and inquest, the police said.

Kattakudy police are investigating.

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