Jaffna fisherman’s body washed ashore in Mannaar

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 02 November 2010, 05:10 GMT]
Mannaar police recovered Monday the body of a fisherman washed ashore in Katipiddi in Mannaar and identified it as the body of a fisherman from Kurunakar in Jaffna. The fisherman had gone missing in the seas of Paalaitheevu where he had gone with his friends to fish Friday. Mannaar police informed Jaffna police and action is being taken to hand over the body of the fisherman to his family in Kurunakar.

The fisherman dead is identified as Francis Romaniar, 35, the father of two children.

Romaniar had gone missing while his friend was asleep in the fiber boat while fishing in Paalaitheevu, according to the statement by his friend to police.

Romaniar used to have seizures due to epilepsy, his friend said.


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