Body of fisherman washed ashore

[TamilNet, Monday, 06 April 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The body of one of the four fishermen who were reported missing yesterday following an attack by the Sri Lankan Navy in the seas off the Mullaithivu coast was washed ashore today. He was identified as Muththu Ranganathan,32, displaced from Aliyawalai on Jaffna's south eastern coast and the father of five children. His body was washed ashore around 9 a.m. this morning according to reports from Mullaithivu.

Another fisherman, Veluppillai Vettivelayutham of Uduththurai was found alive in the sea by a search party. The other two are still missing.

A group of fishermen who went out today in search of their missing colleagues brought back a boat with its Out Board Motors (OBMs) burnt. Pieces of flesh and bones were found sticking to the nets of the boat said sources.


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