Video: Navy rescues 138 foreigners from sinking ship

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The Sri Lanka Navy has rescued a total of 138 Burmese and Bangladesh nationals from a sinking ship some 50 nautical miles off the eastern sea and brought to the Oluvil fishing harbor this morning, the navy said.

Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya told Daily Mirror online that one person was found to be dead at the time of the rescue.

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  • SpeedTraine Sunday, 03 February 2013 10:04 AM

    Unbeliverble, ur troops safeing peopeles lifes?.

    Lobo Sunday, 03 February 2013 11:15 AM

    ramesh, what does the hangman have to do with this topic, these people are from Burma and Bangaladesh.

    Disillusioned Sunday, 03 February 2013 11:50 AM

    The headline should not say "foreigners,' simply people. The article can then go on to tell their nationalities. Unfortunately, the Sri Lankan mindset is always "foreigners" and "us."

    Disillusioned Sunday, 03 February 2013 11:53 AM

    What does a hangman have to do with this rescue?

    Disillusioned Sunday, 03 February 2013 11:54 AM

    Well, apparently in this case, there was proper rescue available.

    Lobo Sunday, 03 February 2013 12:30 PM

    Sunny, have you been in the sun too long? How do you think these people were found?

    meranchi Sunday, 03 February 2013 03:55 AM

    very good.....well done.....i

    ramesh Sunday, 03 February 2013 07:15 AM

    very good video footage. what else usual job. two hangman ready.

    farhan Sunday, 03 February 2013 12:00 AM

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    Sunny Sunday, 03 February 2013 07:40 AM

    Sri Lanka should have proper Search and Rescue plan in place.

    Srinath Gunesekera Sunday, 03 February 2013 08:32 AM

    Good meritorius act. I guess they were on their way to Australia
    Srinath

    Harbour Jonty Sunday, 03 February 2013 08:53 AM

    138 people including women and children? What type of a ship is that?


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