A dead whale has floated on to the Hikkaduwa beach. It was 40 ft. in length.
The bottom part of the whale was washed ashore at Kotagama while the top part was found on the Akurala beach in Hikkaduwa. Each part was 20 feet in length. Four injuries believed to have been caused due an impact with a ship were evident. A large number of people gathered on the beach to catch a glimpse of the carcass of the whale.