Advertising Archive / Search SL Breaking News Disclaimer About Us
Lankapage Logo
Go HomeHome Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to
Leading News from Sri Lanka ::

* Sri Lanka naval vessel rescues stranded fishermen
Sat, Mar 6, 2010, 10:52 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy sailors have come to the aid of six fishermen stranded in the deep sea off the East coast yesterday.

The fishermen who left Hambanthota Fisheries harbor on February 25th were drifting in the high seas 500 kilometers east of Batticaloa after their fishing trawler developed a mechanic failure.

Navy's Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS Samudura has been called on the rescue mission after the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources authorities informed the Navy.

SLNS Samudura located the disabled fishing trawler and towed it to the Trincomalee Fisheries Harbour for repairs this evening.

Sri Lanka Navy performs a multi-faceted role being the first line of defence of the island-nation. Fishery protection and providing assistance to fishermen in times of distress are among its numerous tasks and Naval ships and craft are dispatched accordingly on rescue and search operations in deep seas.

(Picture courtesy of Si Lanka Navy)

Copyright 2000, 2010 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.