Body washed ashore in Mullaitivu awaits identification

[TamilNet, Monday, 07 April 2003, 11:22 GMT]
The body discovered in Mullaitivu shores Monday last week and sent to Colombo for identification was not of one of chinese fishermen killed in a recent incident at Trincomalee seas according to Chinese Embassy officials, sources in Colombo said.

The body will remain in Colombo General Hospital for identification, medical sources said.

A chinese trawler was attacked and sunk in Trincomalee seas recently in which 17 people including 15 chinese fishermen were killed according to survivors. Four bodies of Chinese fishermen were earlier found in Katkovalam beach in Northeast corner in Jaffna Peninsula.

A report on the above incident released by the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) said that there is no evidence that Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) or Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) carried out the attack.


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