Arrangements are now under way to salvage and bring to shore a large container found in the sea off the Chilaw coast, Navy media spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said.
The fishermen who spotted this container on Tuesday had informed the Navy officers on patrol duty in the area. The fishermen said they had even noticed sea oysters round the container.
Attempts to tow the container ashore using small dinghy boats had proved futile. The navy is now planning to use a Dora boats for this purpose.
The Navy said they were unable to reveal what’s in the just yet because their first task was to remove it from the deep sea.
According to reports fishermen had found watches, bags and several other items strewn along beach from Karukupone to Muthupanthiya during the past week. (Pix, text and video by Jude Samantha)
Comments - 14
Milinda Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:43 AM
This container must be some aid sent by Karunanithi to indian fisher folk in Srilanka custody.
Mancini Wednesday, 28 August 2013 08:56 AM
Perhaps we should ask mervyn since he knows everything
MagodisThuma Wednesday, 28 August 2013 09:29 AM
Full of Gold... captured from bankrupted Bank Of Eelam !
SunethTRP Wednesday, 28 August 2013 12:36 PM
@MogadisThuma, Why do you have this constant urge to batter a segment of our community? Isn't this over? And aren't we supposed to reconcile and live together in one country?
kan Wednesday, 28 August 2013 09:37 AM
Be careful , may be nuclear waste.
Batman Thursday, 29 August 2013 05:43 AM
some OLD crap. Just give it to the recycling fellow for some 30kg of metal
Suq Madique Wednesday, 28 August 2013 09:42 AM
Must be Milk laced with DCD!
ANTON Thursday, 29 August 2013 05:57 AM
I THOUGHT THAT THERE WAS NO LINK BETWEEN EELAM AND OUR FRIENDLY TAMILS
kudda Wednesday, 28 August 2013 10:02 AM
wedding gifts for mervyn
kings Wednesday, 28 August 2013 01:31 PM
KINGS TEAM WILL BE THERE SOON
Cobra Wednesday, 28 August 2013 01:43 PM
Beware! Like it happened in Troy there may be Tigers hiding therein!!
Cobra Wednesday, 28 August 2013 01:47 PM
Not Mervyn, ask Wimal!
T M Kurupu Wednesday, 28 August 2013 02:37 PM
These must be the wedding invitation cards.
LonwaboTsotsobe Thursday, 29 August 2013 03:26 AM
on inquiry the container stated that it 'doesn't remember anything'
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