Naval troops attached to SLNS Walagamba of the Eastern Naval Command responding to an urgent request for assistance rescued 6 persons from a boat capsized in the Poduwakattu Lagoon on 26th January 2013.
Two others, a boy aged 5 and a girl aged 13, had died on admition to Hospital.
The rescued persons were transferred to Kuchchaveli Base Hospital for further treatment. Kuchchaveli Police are conducting investigations into the incident.
Naval Today Staff, January 28, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy