Sri Lankan Navy rescues Myanmar nationals at sea
Colombo: At least 38 Myanmar nationals on board a stranded vessel have been rescued by the Sri Lankan Navy.
A naval spokesman said that its rescue ship `Sagara` had monitored a distress signal from the boat on which the Myanmarese had been travelling last night.
The distressed boat was reached this morning 250 nautical miles off the east coast, the navy said.
They were being brought by the navy to the southern port of Galle.
At least four adults and a child among the 38 were unwell and the navy was providing them with treatment.
In a similar rescue operation by the navy early this month, some 138 Bangladesh and Myanmar nationals were found off the coast of Akkaraipattu in the east.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Watch: Jayalalithaa's last rites performed by her close friend and aide Sasikala Natarajan
- Jayalalithaa's funeral procession: Sea of mourners gather to pay last respects
- Panel discussion over continuous chaos in Parliament on demonetisation
- Watch: Jayalalithaa's last rites performed by her close friend and aide Sasikala Natarajan - Part II
- DNA: Know why Jayalalithaa was buried and not cremated
- Twitter users blast Arvind Kejriwal as he says 'Modi will never appoint a Muslim Vice President no matter what Jung does'
- RBI to issue new Rs 100 banknotes, old notes to continue as legal tender
- Airtel’s free 4G internet offer may be a ploy to steal your data
- Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech Reception: MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag attend lavish party — PHOTOS INSIDE
- Pakistan International Airlines plane from Chitral to Islamabad crashes near Havelian, 48 people dead