Three fishermen from Mullaitivu go missing at sea
March 13, 2018 08:18 am
Three fishermen who set out to sea from Nayaru in Mullaitivu despite warnings of strong winds have been reported missing, police said.
The missing fishermen, aged 24, 48 and 50, are residents of Bangadeniya in Chilaw while they had set out to sea in a fishing trawler yesterday (12).
Mullaitivu police said that a search operation has been launched with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Navy to locate the missing fishermen.
The Meteorology Department yesterday issued a severe weather warning for heavy rainfall and strong winds over the island and in the sea area around the country.
Due to the low pressure area located to the south of Sri Lanka, fishermen were advised not to venture into certain sea areas during 48 hours from 7.00am yesterday.