A group of 22 Army personnel, including two officers of the 3 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment, engaged in a combined search of Police, Special Task Force, Estate workers in search of a woman (25 years) who had gone missing since Sunday (Sep 5) afternoon while collecting firewood at Nuwaraeliya Estate, Dunsinan with her mother was found last evening (9) at about 6.30 pm and immediately admitted to Nuwaraeliya Hospital for immediate treatment.
The missing woman was found completely dehydrated and lying on ground when search teams reached her despite inclement weather patterns and dense jungle in the area. The woman residing at Aluthkolaniya, Shanthipura along with her mother had gone into the area to collect firewood with her mother but after a while as dusk fell, the whereabouts of her daughter were not traced despite her initial efforts and calls for help.
On being informed, this combined Special Search Operation was launched within hours and it went on continuously with the support and guidance given by estate workers as members of search teams joined the mission from time to time during the past 4 days. Further, Investigations are carried out by the Nuwaraeliya Police Station.
The entire rescue operation was commanded by the Commanding Officer of the 3 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment under command to the Headquarters of the 112 Brigade on the directions of the GOC, 11 Division, Commander 112 Brigade and the Commander, Security Forces – Central. (Army Media)