The police had been alerted by a villager who had said that the skeletal remains of a child had been found inside a metal box in the canal.
The Hingurakgoda Magistrate Sanath Nanayakkara had visited the location and inspected the skeletal remains and ordered the remains to be sent to the Polonnaruwa Judicial Medical Officer for further investigations.
The Minneriya Police is conducting further investigations.
(Source : W.A. Piyatillake – Hingurakgoda Corr.)