A German national had died after drowning in the sea off Kosgoda in Galle.
Police say that the German national, who arrived in the country on September 31, was staying at a hotel in Iduruwa.
The body of the foreign national was found washed ashore.
Police say that the victim may have been between the ages of 45 and 50.
The body of the deceased is currently placed at the mortuary of the Elpitiya General Hospital.