A dead body was found on the banks of the Maoya in the Thulhiriya area in Warakapola, Kegalle yesterday (13) afternoon.
Preliminary police investigations have revealed that the man's mouth was covered with a plaster.
During the police investigations the National Identity Card of the deceased had been found lying near the body of the deceased and the police had conducted investigations on that basis.
It was revealed that the victim's wife had lodged a complaint with the Pannala Police stating that the deceased had gone missing on the 10th.
The police had contacted the wife of the missing person and identified the body.
The deceased has been identified as a 43 year old resident of Udugama, Aratthana.
Further police investigations are being carried out into the incident.
Below is a video of the event,