A baby rescued in Sri Lanka after the Indian Ocean tsunami on 26 December has been reunited with his parents after DNA tests proved he was theirs.

The child had been dubbed 'Baby 81' as he was the 81st admission to the local hospital the day he was found.

Junita and Murugpillai Jeyarajah were reunited with their four-month-old, whose real name is Abilash, in the courtroom at Kalmunai this morning.

Abilash, who was born on 19 October last year in the same hospital, is said to be healthy.