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* Sri Lanka Navy rescues 32 drifting Myanmar nationals
Sat, Feb 16, 2013, 09:07 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 16, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy, in a search and rescue operation has rescued 32 distressed Myanmar nationals who were drifting in a boat about 250 nautical miles off the eastern seaboard.

This is the second batch of foreign nationals Navy rescued this month.

On February 02, the Navy, in a 20-hour search and rescue operation rescued 127 Bangladeshi and 11 Myanmar nationals drifting in a boat about 50 nautical miles in the sea off the eastern seaboard.

Four of the boat people rescued today required medical attention for dehydration and are out of danger, a Navy official has told AFP.

The starved and dehydrated migrants were transferred to navy vessels and are being brought to Galle Harbor. They will arrive at the harbor by Sunday, the Navy official has said.

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