Body of missing Pera University student found

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The body of the fourth-year Arts Faculty student at University of Peradeniya, who was reported missing since 16 September, was found in the Mahaweli River, Police said.

Police launched an investigation following a complaint received on 18 September. A note allegedly written by the missing student was recovered during the course of the investigation. The letter was found in his rented room.

The deceased is a 24-year-old resident of Yakkala.

The father of the deceased had confirmed the identity of the student on 21 September.

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By Aloka Kasturiarachchi