Eravur fisherman drowns at sea | Daily News

Eravur fisherman drowns at sea

A fisherman from Punnakudah, Eravur, drowned at sea when his boat capsized yesterday morning. The incident had occurred due to inclement weather.

The deceased, identified as Ponnaiyah Kanagaretnam, was a 54-year-old father of four. His body, as well as the boat, were found swept away by the waves in Kaluwankerny.

Another fisherman, identified as Seethevipillai Ganeshan, had been on board at the time the incident had taken place. However, he had been rescued and admitted to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital. Eravur Police are investigating.

Meanwhile, a farmer in Karadiyanaru had drowned in the Puthtampuri Tank yesterday as well. The deceased, identified as 38-year-old Poopalapillai Puvanenthiran, had fallen into the tank after going fishing with his friend on the river bank beside the Baddula- Chenkalady Road. Investigations are continuing.