Bodies of SLN sailors washed ashore in Valvettithurai
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 14 November 2006, 00:04 GMT]
Four bodies also believed to be those of Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) soldiers killed during Thursday’s clashes in the seas off Point Pedro were discovered floating along the coast in the area between Supparmadam and Inparuddy Sunday, sources in Point Pedro said. Two more bodies of SLN personnel were found washed ashore on Monday in Valvettithurai near Sivaguru Maha Vidyalayam.
Five of the bodies have been accepted by SLN and the unidentified sixth body is believed to be that of a LTTE Sea Tiger cadre.
Point Pedro Magistrate, K.Ariyanayagam and District Medical Officer, C.Kathiravetpillai rushed to the scene, and after performing post mortem and autopsy ordered the body be buried at Sri Lanka government’s expense.
Based on the information from a document found in the pocket, the unidentified youth, dressed in black shirt and black jeans is estimated to be in his thirties, and is believed to be from Kattaikaddu Mulliyan area in Vadamaradchchy East, Dr. Kathiravetpillai said.