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Sri Lanka police confirm second body to wash up on Galle Face in 72 hours

ECONOMYNEXT – The body of an unidentified man has washed ashore near the Galle Face Green in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the second such incident in 72 hours.

Police said the Colombo Fort police station is investigating the latest incident, reported Monday August 01 morning.

The deceased looked around 40 years of age and the body has been transferred to the National Hospital in Colombo, police said.

Previously, the body of an 18-year-old residing in Pannipitiya was found by the Galle Face beach.

Galle Face has been the site of a popular, youth-led mass protest movement against former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his government over Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, since April this year.

According to protestors, this is the sixth body to have washed up on a beach in Colombo since April, but none of the bodies found so far were of protestors who had been occupying the Galle Face area.

Police said there have been a few cases of bodies washing up ashore lately.

“Ever since we’ve been occupying [Galle Face], bodies are just washing up. i wonder whether it’s to scare us,” said one protestor.

There have been other reports of murders across the country which police have attributed to gang or drug related violence. It is unclear at present whether there is a statistical rise in such incidents or whether it is an increase in reporting of incidents. (Colombo/Aug01/2022)

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