Five youths missing in Mannar seas

[TamilNet, Sunday, 20 May 2007, 14:51 GMT]
Five civilians from Poompuhar, Kalmadu in Vavuniya have disappeared after they went fishing at shores close to Vellanku'lam in Mannar, sources in Mannar said. The relatives of the missing have reported the disappearance to the Vavuniya Police Sunday, police sources said.

Mannar Map
Three of the five are school students, according to the complaints filed by the relatives.

Ranjan Indrapalan, 24, Palaninathan Ketheeswaran, 22, and students Ramachandran Senthuran, 17, Sakthivel Suthaharan, 17, and Ravichandran Selvakumar, 17, had gone out together fishing from the shores of Vellanku'lm and relatives said they fear for the youths lives.

Vellanku'lam is located about 33 km off north of Mannar town.


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