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Five A/L students drown in Jaffna

At least five students drowned in the seas off Mandative in Jaffna when the boat they were travelling in capsized this afternoon, police said.

They said the bodies of five students were recovered and taken to hospital while the navy and police are searching for another student who went missing.

Police said the seven A/L students are reported to have gone in a fishing boat to Mandative islet to celebrate the completion of the A/L examination.