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* Families of missing fisherman in Galle protest against inaction of authorities
Sat, Jul 7, 2018, 08:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 07, Colombo: The families of the fisherman reported missing have launched a protest blocking the main Colombo- Galle main road in the South against the inaction of authorities to find the missing.

The protesters blocked the main artery to the South for traffic at Werellana in Hikkaduwa causing heavy traffic congestion in the area.

Seven fishermen who went out to sea in a multi-day fishing trawler on 14 June have not returned. Their last communication was on 29 June and they haven't maintained contact since then.

The Meetiyagoda Police have launched an investigation into the disappearance of the fishermen but the protesters say the authorities have not taken adequate action to locate the fishermen.

The families say they have informed the Galle Navy camp on June 29 and also the Fisheries Ministry has not activated the GPS tracker on the multi-day fishing trawler which can locate the boat in time of distress.

The missing persons aged 45, 51, 27, 39, 47, 26 and 34 are residents of Hikkaduwa, Thelwatta and Thotagamuwa areas.


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