A 12-year-old child has disappeared while walking along the Pothupitiya river in Ratnapura.
It is reported that the child was travelling along the river with her aunt and sister, in search of seeds.
Police said it was later discovered that the child drowned in the river, after being swept to the tide.
The child was revealed to be a resident of Imbulgaswatta, Pothupitiya.
Police, together with the Navy and area residents have commenced a search operation to uncover the child’s remains.