The residents of the area had spotted the floating body and notified the Thalawakele Police who had recovered the body by boat. They had later examined the body and established that it was of a female.
The police said that the body may have been in the water for several days and it had decomposed beyond recognition.
The Magisterial inquiry was conducted by the Nuwara Eliya Magistrate and was later sent to the Nuwaya Eliya Hospital for the postmortem examination. Further investigations are being carried out by the Thalawakele Police.