Dead whale washes ashore at Kayts
A dead whale washed ashore on the coast of Suruvil, Kayts, in the Northern Province yesterday (15). Fishermen spotted the 32-foot-long whale at 8.30 a.m. The authorities visited the site after being alerted by locals. Accordingly, Fisheries Department officials, public health inspectors and Police arrived at the scene. The Department of Wildlife are testing samples from the dead whale’s carcass to determine the cause of death.
(Pic and text by T. Pratheepan – Jaffna correspondent)