A 19-year-old girl was found drowned in the Loggal Oya Reservoir in Kandeketiya yesterday (16) evening.
According to the Kandeketiya police, relatives of the girl had lodged a complaint that the girl had gone missing after attending a tuition class on Saturday (15).
Police said that her uncle had had an argument with her on the same morning (15) against a romantic relationship she was in.
The police had found the body after hours of search in a joint operation with the Navy upon discovering her books and a pair of slippers in the woods around the reservoir.
It was also revealed to the police by one of her friends that the girl usually goes to the woods by the lake with her boyfriend. A shredded letter with some crucial pieces still intact was also found along with her belongings.
The post mortem will be conducted today (17). Kandeketiya police are carrying out further investigations into the incident.