A dead body of a woman has been found in the Mahaweli River in the Ilwatura area in Gampola.
The police stated that the identity of the body of the deceased woman has not been confirmed yet.
According to the police, the woman is in the age group of 50-55 years.
A handbag suspected to belong to the woman had been found near the river and nearly Rs. 15,000 and several drugs were found in it.
Gampola OIC Chief Inspector Laksiri Fernando stated that the woman has been informed about the incident and further investigations are being carried out.
The body is being kept at the Gampola Hospital morgue and the Gampola Police are conducting further investigations.