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* Sri Lanka Navy rescues 12 Chinese fishermen
Tue, Mar 2, 2010, 12:13 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Sunday (Feb 28) has come to the rescue of 12 Chinese fishermen who plunged into the high seas off Sangamankanda in Eastern Sri Lanka.

The Fishermen are now being escorted to the Galle Harbor.

The Defence Ministry said according to official sources, Navy acting promptly dispatched the SLNS Shakthi to the rescue after receiving a distress call from fishing boats of a wrecked trawler and its crew 175 nautical miles east of Sangamankanda, the east most point of Sri Lanka.

Initial instructions to fishing boats at proximity to salvage the drowning Chinese fishermen were also provided by the SL Navy, sources further said.

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