Mannar fisherman found dead

[TamilNet, Monday, 20 February 2006, 17:03 GMT]
The body Mr. James Julie Peiris, 34, a Tamil fisherman and a father of a child who failed to return from the sea on February 18th evening was found washed ashore in the Talaimannar Pier Monday morning. Fellow fishermen identified the body as of missing Mr. Peiris. His fiberglass boat was found anchored in the Pesalai Sea area, fisheries sources said.

Mr Peiris left for fishing on Saturday morning in his fibre glass boat.

Relatives of Mr Peiris had registered a complaint at the Talaimannar Police on Saturday evening when Mr Peiris failed to return from the sea, police sources said.

Mr.N.M.M.Abdulla, Mannar Magistrate, inspected the body and ordered the police to transfer the body to the hospital mortuary for postmortem examination, sources said.

Fisheries society sources suspect foul play in the death of the fisherman, sources said.

 

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