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* Sri Lanka Army soldiers free beached whale in eight-hour operation
Thu, Oct 29, 2015, 12:10 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 28, Mullaitivu: Soldiers of Sri Lanka Army came to the rescue of a whale entangled in fishermen's net and beached in the northern shores of the island.

In an eight-hour long rescue operation, actively launched by Army members at the Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), supported by fishermen and villagers, freed the whale back to the sea.

The giant whale, having got entangled in a fishermen's net that had been laid in the mid seas, had been beached and was reportedly trying hard to escape back into the seas, but rough sea waves as well as inclement weather patterns, worsened its escape attempts despite different techniques applied by those who gathered there.

On hearing the incident, District Secretary for Mullaitivu, Divisional Secretary, officials of the Disaster Management Centre, Major General P.U.S. Vithanage, Commander, SFHQ-MLT, senior Police officers and a few other officials rushed to the whale's rescue.

Major General Vithanage had called out a large group of soldiers serving the SFHQ-MLT to the spot and dispatched them to help the release of the whale, struggling for life on the shores of Mullaitivu seas.

Using a backhoe machine, troops swiftly

but carefully dismantled threads and took away piece by piece of the entangled fishing net with the support of other fishing community present there and managed to set the whale free back to the seas after about 8 hours.

 


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