The funerals of the father and his two daughters who were swept away to sea and killed in a rip-current at Kirinde coast will be held today at the Hatton, Kudagama General Cemetery.
The bodies of the three individuals were brought to their residence on Saththu Niwasa Road in Hatton at midnight yesterday (24).
The deceased are 39 year old businessman Nuwan Indika Jayasuriya and his daughters, six year old Nesathma Sahandi Wijesuriya and 4 year old Nadeesha Inomi Wijesuriya.
Late Nuwan Indika Jayasuriya’s wife Hasini Wijesuriya who also faced this disaster is in a serious condition and being treated at the Intensive Care Unit of the Ampara Hospital.
The bodies were brought to their residence last night amidst the sadness of everybody and the funerals are to be held at 4.00 pm today at the Kudagama – Hatton Cemetery.
Expressing sympathy on behalf of those who died all shops in the city of Hatton had put up white flags and the area was decorated with white flags too.
During the post mortem, it was revealed that the father and two daughters had died by drowning. This was concluded by Judicial Medical Officer of the Tissamaharama Base Hospital.