2 (V) Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment troops of the 11 Infantry Division of the Security Force HQ – Central responding to an SOS appeal of the Kandy Backpackers Hostel in Ampitiya, Kandy rushed to Alagalla hills and traced the dead body of a Danish tourist who had gone missing from the hotel since July 12.

The Danish national, (Ms) Karb Munk Ebssen on Wednesday (12) around 10.00 am had informed the hotel management that she would go trekking in the mountains and return the same evening but she had failed to return to the hotel as scheduled.

Hotel management around 3.00 pm on Thursday (13) had at first informed the Kandy Tourist Police, and they have in turn sought the assistance of the 11 Infantry Division troops to trace her whereabouts since she had gone missing.

However, troops, engaged in search operations succeeded this morning (14) in tracing the dead body of the victim from a location near the foot of the mountain range, a popular and famous for hiking.

Troops and the Police are currently in the process of removing the dead body to the Police and the hospital for further investigations.