Three school children have been arrested by Police over failure to report the death of a 16-year-old who went to bathe in the Kirindi Ella anicut in Pelmadulla.
The deceased was identified as a Grade 10 student of a school in Pelmadulla.
He had not returned after leaving the house saying he was going to Lellopitiya last Saturday.
Accordingly, area residents had lodged a complaint with the Ratnapura Police on Sunday.
The body of the student was found in the Kirindi Ella anicut yesterday following investigations.
Police investigations revealed the student had drowned while bathing with several others.
Other students who were bathing with him had reportedly left without informing anyone about the incident.
Accordingly, three students were arrested on suspicion.
The body of the deceased has been placed at the Kahawatta Hospital while the Pelmadulla Police is conducting further investigations.