An unidentified sea creature has been found in the vicinity of Mottuaarama Island in Kalpitiya and its body has been sent to National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) today for DNA tests.
“The creature was found ashore about a week ago and even then the body was severely decomposed. Therefore it was a tough to identify the creature although we have assumed it be a marine mammal,” NARA Kalpitiya Regional Research Center Division Head J.S. Jayantha told Daily Mirror Online.
Mr. Jayantha said that the villagers in the areas who had found the body believe it to be of a ‘mermaid’ as it bears a resemblance to a human. However, the body had been exhumed and sent to NARA headquarters today to carry out tests in order to determine its specie. (Lakna Paranamanna)
Comments - 30
lanka puthra Friday, 29 April 2011 12:44 PM
dSilva Friday, 29 April 2011 08:05 AM
Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 30 April 2011 05:53 AM
Perhaps, a good idea to consider a real mermaid as a candidate for a forthcoming election because one needs a more colourful array of MPs in the parliament,
mama Friday, 29 April 2011 01:02 PM
any journalist went missing recently ?
Darwin Friday, 29 April 2011 08:20 AM
The result of white van?
Enrico Pereira Friday, 29 April 2011 08:05 AM
It could be Dugong (Dugon) or a Manatee...... await information.
professorabdulmajeed Saturday, 30 April 2011 06:23 AM
its murder , suspect cid, and businessman
Black Mamba Friday, 29 April 2011 01:23 PM
Probably a Sri Lankan dugong killed by Indian fishermen!!!
sunilp Friday, 29 April 2011 02:03 PM
In Sri Lanka we always find "strange" things.
obama-laden Friday, 29 April 2011 02:08 PM
Any ministers missing?
modaya Friday, 29 April 2011 02:14 PM
thats a cracker mate - well done !
merman Friday, 29 April 2011 09:06 AM
my wife went missing 4 days ago!
chryshan Friday, 29 April 2011 09:38 AM
Merman, Sorry .com. Your wife has came to wrong shore this time. That area is not safe anymore. Its controlled by 10%.
Ganidu Friday, 29 April 2011 09:42 AM
@merman hina hina
Mushtaq Friday, 29 April 2011 09:55 AM
Signs of 2012 !!
rosh Friday, 29 April 2011 10:00 AM
may ba an indian fisherman
Dee Friday, 29 April 2011 10:20 AM
Ariel Friday, 29 April 2011 10:24 AM
yes sea creature are much safer than those on land !
sena Friday, 29 April 2011 07:37 PM
did you dump her in the sea. violence against women is common in SL
bada uda gemmba Friday, 29 April 2011 07:46 PM
Or maybbe one from the so called DIASPORA of the LTTE!!!
MagodisThuma Friday, 29 April 2011 10:39 AM
Oh it's a "Darusman"
Roger Friday, 29 April 2011 09:24 PM
severely decomposed poor little fishy is the unidentified sea creature.
have a cup of tea and get back to your work
Nan Friday, 29 April 2011 10:46 AM
this is horrid.. the radiation in the waters has started killing our mermaids!!!!
Maru Yaka Friday, 29 April 2011 10:44 AM
Alians from the deep!
Pissu Friday, 29 April 2011 11:03 AM
Hope there are no white boats in sea around SL.
Housemaid Friday, 29 April 2011 10:52 AM
Appu Saturday, 30 April 2011 02:09 AM
Oh no it could be Susai
Jimmy Friday, 29 April 2011 11:25 AM
land of the mermaids and blue whales
vidya sisuwa Friday, 29 April 2011 12:29 PM
Next project killing mermaids for research (Not whales)
fathima nilufa Friday, 29 April 2011 12:30 PM
Miracle of asia!!
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