Fisherman killed, another injured in SLN attack in Mullaithivu sea

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 01 November 2006, 12:01 GMT]
A fisherman fishing in Silavattai Sea in Mullaithivu district was killed and another injured when Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) attacked them around 6:00 a.m. Sunday, Fisheries Society sources said.

V.Nagarasa, 49, the injured father of six children
A. Veerapan, 66, the dead fisherman from Selvapuram, Mullaitivu

Ariveeran Murugappan, 66, father of two , who was displaced from Udappu in Mannar district and presently living at Selvapuram in Mullaithivu, died in the incident.

Veerapathiran Nagarasa, 49, father of six, who was operating the engine at the time of attack and escaped with injuries, is a resident of Selvapuram in Mullaithivu. He is admitted to Mullaithivu hospital for treatment.

"We signalled that we were civilians by waving white clothes, but the Sri Lanka Navy sailors, ignored our signals, opened fire and drowned our boat," said Nagarasa, who had managed to swim ashore with his companion's body.



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