Sri Lanka Navy has coordinated the arrangements to bring ashore five rescued fishermen, to the Galle Harbour.
The fishermen were in distress as their multiday fishing trawler had capsized due to adverse weather in seas southwest of Sri Lanka.
Having transferred the fishermen ashore, the Navy rushed them to the Karapitiya Hospital in Galle for medical attention last evening.
The multiday fishing trawler left the Beruwala Fishery Harbour for fishing on the 4th of November 2021, with six fishermen.
As there was no information about the fishing trawler after the 1st of January 2022, the Beruwala Police and the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources turned to the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre at the Navy Headquarters for assistance on the 4th and 5th of January, to inquire whether it was in any danger.
Promptly responding to the request for assistance, the Navy alerted the MRCCs in India and Maldives to watch over the missing Sri Lankan multiday fishing trawler.
Search operations are ongoing to find the missing fisherman.