Brit holidaymaker, 37, found dead in Sri Lanka under ‘suspicious circumstances’

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A BRITISH tourist has been found dead in suspicious circumstances in Sri Lanka, according to local media reports.

The body is said to have been discovered this morning in a suburb of the country’s capital Colombo.

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A Brit has reportedly been found dead in Colombo, Sri Lanka
The victim, who was found in Araliya Uyana in Maligawatta, has not yet been named.

But police are investigating the death, which is described as “suspicious”, according to Sri Lanka’s Sunday Times.

The 37-year-old was found with a wound on their face, according to a police spokesperson quoted by Ada Derana.

SP Ruwan Gunasekara reportedly said the Brit had arrived in the country on November 25 and had been due to leave yesterday but extended their visa until January 25.

Forensic officers and a canine unit are said to have been sent to the scene to hunt for clues.

And the local magistrate has begun an official inquiry into the mysterious death, it was reported.

Sun Online has contacted the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for confirmation.


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