Jan 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has recovered a dead body of an Indian fisherman during a search conducted in the sea area off the Delft Island today (13th January).
The deceased has been identified as Karuppaiah Munnasami, aged 55 from Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu, India.
The Navy is in the process of bringing the body to the shore in order to hand it over to the Jaffna Police.
During the search operation, the Navy rescued 08 more Indian fishermen and handed them over to the Kankasanthurai Police after administering prompt first aid to the rescued persons.
Meanwhile, the Navy said it has spotted over 500 Indian trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters, close to the Delft Island, last night (12th January) and seized 02 trawlers and arrested 09 Indian fishermen who trespassed on Sri Lankan territorial waters.
Further, it was observed that the Indian fishing poachers who trespassed on Sri Lankan territorial waters had caused severe damage to fishing nets and other gear of local fishermen in the region as well.