Sri Lanka Rescues 138 from Sinking Boat

Sri Lanka’s navy saved 138 people from Burma and Bangladesh from a small boat that was sinking off the island’s eastern coast, AFP reports. One of the passengers was found dead, while many of the other 138 in the vessel were dehydrated. “We sent three ships for the rescue at a location (80 kilometers) off the eastern coast,” navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya told AFP. “Some have been admitted to a local hospital. Others are being taken to Colombo.” Warnakulasuriya said the passengers rescued on Sunday identified themselves as Bangladeshi and Burmese nationals.

One Response to Sri Lanka Rescues 138 from Sinking Boat

  1. Re 138 bangladesh and myanmar rescue by sri lanka navy boat.
    I am a sri lankan born canadian citizen. I can speak bangoli well and I was talking those banglades people thay said, they left fron decnam bangladesh on 11th january around 8pm. they want to go malasiya but on the way after 8 days no food and 9th day thailand navy beated lot. that night thailand navy pull oue boat by thailand navy navy boat to difrent direction and left in middle of the see. after 22nd days they seen sri lanka fisherman boat asked help, than fisherman told to sri lanka navy. finaly sri lanka navy rescue those people we all helped them as much posible.thanks for sri lankan navy. there are 82 bangladesh and 56 mayenmar.
    if you need more information pls call me 0094-775298569.

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