SLN soldier's body washed ashore in Mannar

[TamilNet, Sunday, 25 December 2005, 14:36 GMT]
The body of Mr.G.S.Paranavitharene, a Petty Officer attached to the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) who had been reported missing since December 22 following a firefight between the LTTE and SLN in Pallimunai Sea was washed ashore near South bar in Mannar in decomposed state Sunday morning, Mannar Police said.

Mr.A.S.Johnthasan, acting Mannar Magistrate Sunday visited the site where the body was lying and conducted inquiry.

Later he instructed the Mannar Police to hand over the body to his relatives after postmortem examination.

The body is now lying in the Mannar general hospital, sources said.

 

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