Colombo [Sri Lanka], December 3: Sri Lanka's army and police have rescued about 180 university students who were stranded in the Hanthana mountain range during a hike, the police said on Sunday.
A spokesman for Kandy headquarter police station said the students are from Kelaniya University's Faculty of Medicine in Ragama, Western Province.
The students started a hike on Saturday morning and got lost on their way back due to fog and rain, the spokesman said.
Hanthana, located in central highlands of Sri Lanka, is a popular hiking destination for university students. Some students get lost each year due to sudden weather changes in the area, according to the spokesman.
Source: Xinhua