Srilankan teenager found safe after she disappeared in Australia from a bus

Srilankan teenager found safe after she disappeared in Australia from a bus

A 19-year-old Sri Lankan teenager was found safe after she disappeared from a bus in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday night.
Anushka Ellalagoda, 19, was spotted by a member of the public around 7.50am on Friday near the corner of Brunswick Street and Merthyr Road at New Farm.

Police were contacted, and the woman is currently receiving medical treatment. Earlier, police launched an air and land search when she disappeared after getting off a bus.

Police said 19-year-old Anushka Ellalagoda went missing from Newstead. She hopped off the bus at the intersection of Commercial Road and Skyring Terrace, telling the driver she would return in a few minutes.
Police were contacted when Ms Ellalagoda failed to return with all of her property including mobile phone and purse left behind on the bus.

Police and family hold concerns for her safety and are appealing for anyone who may have seen her to contact them. She is described as being Srilankan, about 165cm tall with a slim build and long black hair.

On her Facebook account, Ms Ellalagoda says she is a creative and professional writing student at Queensland University of Technology.
(AAP)

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