Missing fisherman arrives from Burma
POTTUVIL: One of the three fishermen, missing two months ago
in the Pottuvil sea, arrived from Myanmar recently.
The three fishermen Abubucker Abdul Raheem, Thangarasa and Samurdeen
went fishing from Sainthamaruthu Maligai Kaadu on July 2 in a fishing
boat. Air Force planes were engaged in search operation in the sea from
Pottuvil to Valaichenai on the request of Housing and Construction
Minister Ferial Ashraff after they were reported missing.
Abdul Raheem, the only survivor and his family, the Sainthamaruthu
Fishermen's Union members paid their gratitude to Minister and other
officers for bringing the him to the country.
National Housing Development Authority Chairman Mohammed Rafeek,
Coordinator M.H. Mansoor, Sainthamaruthu Fishermen's Union members, S.T.
Kabeer, Noordeen and Ahamad Marikkar took efforts to bring the survivor
to Sri Lanka from Burma.