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Navy rescue distressed Myanmar fishermen

Apr 16, 2011 8:30:07 AM - itnnews.lk

The Sri Lanka Navy has rescued a group of fishermen from Myanmar distressed in the deep sea. Naval Media Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said future action would be taken after meting out medical treatment to them.

The Naval Media Spokesman said the Sri Lanka Navy was informed about a group of 11 distressed Myanmar fishermen by Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources on the 13th of this month. Considering the crucial situation of them, the Navy instructed a Sri Lankan fishing boat which was East of the Trincomalee harbour to assist them. Further considering their heath condition, two Fast Naval Craft were dispatched from Trincomalee Naval harbour towards the fishing boat carrying the distressed fishermen last night. Subsequently, the group of the Mayanmar fishermen was taken on board a Naval vessel and transferred to the Trincomalee Harbour this morning today. They were admitted to the Naval Hospital for medical treatment. Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said after the treatment, they would be directed for further necessary action through the Embassy of Myanmar in Colombo.