Raameasvaram fishermen expected to identify the bodies washed ashore in Jaffna
[TamilNet, Thursday, 30 July 2009, 17:48 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) and Indian Navy (IN) authorities informed Jaffna Fisheries Societies that they would sail the relatives and friends of the Rameasvaram fishermen whose corpses were washed ashore in the islets of Jaffna recently, to Kaangkeasanththu’rai harbour Friday. They are expected to identify the six bodies which lie in Jaffna Teaching Hospital (JTH) mortuary Friday, fisheries society sources in Jaffna said.
Three of the bodies are thought to be of fishermen from Raameasvaram in Tamil Nadu according to the identity cards found on them.
The bodies, which were recovered in highly decomposed state, will be cremated in Jaffna after identification.
Whether the victims were killed by SLN on the seas or due to some other mishap is not known, the sources added.