SL Navy searches for missing Indian fisherman

T.P. Lokuliyana | Published: 3:26 PM Oct 19 2021
Local SL Navy searches for missing Indian fisherman

The Sri Lanka Navy says it rescued two fishermen aboard a sunken Indian fishing boat poaching in Sri Lankan waters northwest of the Kovilan Point Lighthouse in the North yesterday (18).

An operation is still underway to find a third fisherman who has gone missing following the incident.

The SLN says its patrol units were engaged in chasing away Indian fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters.

One of the Indian fishing trawlers, with aggressive manoeuvres, attempted to evade, but made it collide with a SLN craft.

A SLN fast attack craft damaged in the collision has been brought to the Kankesanthurai harbour for repairs.

T.P. Lokuliyana | Published: 3:26 PM Oct 19 2021

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