Indian fishermen face repatriation

[TamilNet, Sunday, 27 September 1998, 18:13 GMT]
The Tamil Nadu fishermen who were picked up by the Sri Lankan Police after their boat was sunk in the seas off Kankesanthurai in Jaffna yesterday will be sent to Colombo tomorrow for repatriation to India said sources. They said the fishermen are from the coastal village of Aarkkaadu on the southern coast of Tamil Nadu.

The Police said they are - Velu Karuppaiah 38, Anthonydasan Sahayadasan 39, Muthu Pandiyan 26, Karuppaiah Muthu 21 and Stanley Robert 17.

The body of their colleague who was killed in the boat is at the Jaffna hospital morgue. Arrangements are being made to send the body to India said Police sources.

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