A father of three who went to pick lotus flowers from a lake in Habarana is believed to have been dragged away by a crocodile, villagers said.
The man had left home on Thursday as he had only Rs. 20 with him and wanted to earn some money by selling lotus flowers, the family members said.
He had proceeded to the Habarakada tank in Habarana and since then his whereabouts are not known, but villagers have found his slippers on the bank of the lake.
Villagers said they were finding it difficult to carry out a search as the tank is infested with crocodiles.
The search continued yesterday without results.