Sri Lanka hands over bodies of four Indian fishermen

A Sri Lankan coast craft on Friday handed over the bodies of four Indian fishermen to the Indian Coast Guards at the International Maritime Boundary, reported News 1st

Jan 23, 2021
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A Sri Lankan coast craft on Friday handed over the bodies of four Indian fishermen to the Indian Coast Guards at the International Maritime Boundary, reported News 1st. 

On Monday night an Indian fishing vessel, which was fishing in Sri Lankan water, collided with a Sri Lanka patrol craft when it tried to confront the fishermen's boat. 

Soon after the incident, Sri Lanka Navy on Tuesday launched a search and rescue mission to locate the missing Indian fishermen. The operation resulted in the recovery of four bodies. All were later identified as Indians. 

After legal proceedings, Sri Lankan authorities handed over the bodies to the Consulate General Office of India in Jaffna. Later, on the request of the Consulate General, Sri Lankan Navy assisted the transfer of bodies to the Indian Coast Guard today. 

The Navy spokesperson ltold the media that Indian authorities were requested to make their fishermen aware of the danger of crossing  international boundaries.

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