The body of an Indian fisherman has been recovered by the Sri Lanka Navy off the Delft Island.
The Navy said that the body was recovered by the Navy, during a search operation conducted in the sea area off the Delft Island today.
The body was identified to be that of Karuppaiah Munnasami (55) from Ramanathapuram, India.
The Navy said that it also rescued 08 more Indian fishers and handed them over to the Kankesanthurei Police.
Meanwhile, the Navy said it spotted over 500 Indian trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters, close to the Delft Island, last night (12th January) and seized 02 trawlers and arrested 09 Indian fishers who trespassed into Sri Lanka’s territorial waters. (Colombo Gazette)