4 Muslim fishermen missing
[TamilNet, Sunday, 20 February 2000, 19:24 GMT]
Four Muslim fishermen, a father and three sons, who went fishing on February 17 evening in two boats from Kuchchaveli, about 35 km. north of Trincomalee, are reported to be missing.
Relatives have lodged complaints with Kuchchaveli Police, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN).
These fishermen were expected to return the next day, February 18 after fishing in Pulmoddai sea.
The search operations carried out by their relatives have proved futile.
The names of the missing Muslim fishermen are: father, Samsudeen Abdul Manaf(49), and sons, Manaf Hussain (19), Manaf Sajaham (27) and Manaf Naleen (23).