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Search continues for missing sailors

Mar 31, 2011 4:47:00 AM - itnnews.lk

Operations are continuing in search of the Sri Lankan navy sailors who had gone missing since last Tuesday night.

Four Sri Lankan sailors had sailed in a dinghy from Chundikulam to Chalai on the 29th night. Thereafter they have gone missing. Naval Media Spokesman Clommander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that they had not received information neither of the sailors nor the vessel. Even the Indian authorities have been apprised of the incident via the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka.

Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that the Sri Lankan as well as the Indian Navy and the Indian Coastguard are jointly conducting search operations.

The Indian authorities had also about 650 fishermen, who went out to sea from Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu last evening to inform officials if they come across the missing Sri Lankan Naval boat.