Two Sinhala fishermen drown in Ampaa'rai

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 07:56 GMT]
Two young fishermen who went to fish in an irrigation tank in Paa'nama in Poththuvil police division in Ampaa'rai district, drowned when the boat they traveled capsized around 4:00 p.m. Sunday. People who witnessed the accident, alerted local divers, but the divers were unable to save the fishermen, sources in Ampaa'rai said.

Bodies of S.T. Vijaya Ananth, 19, and I. Jayasinghe, 26, were recovered by the Police around 9:00 a.m. Monday.

The bodies kept at Paa'nama Government hospital were handed over to the relatives after the post mortem.

Poththuvil is located 40 km southeast of Kalmunai.


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