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Mid-sea mayhem :

All survivors, barring four discharged from hospital

Myanmar survivors at the entrance to the Galle Chief Magistrate’s Court before they were produced before the magistrate. Picture by Mahinda P Liyanage, Galle Daily News corr

 

xSeventeen Myanmar nationals out of the 32 survivors rescued by the Sri Lanka Navy in the deep seas 250 nautical miles from Sangamankanda were ordered to be sent to the Mirihana Transit Detention Camp through the Galle prisons by Galle Chief Magistrate U S Kalansuriya.
 
 
Myanmar survivors at the entrance to the Galle Chief Magistrate’s Court before they were produced before the magistrate. Picture by Mahinda P Liyanage, Galle Daily News corr
They were produced before the Chief Magistrate by the Galle Harbour Police on Monday.
 
Chief Magistrate Kalansuriya who also visited the Karapitiya Teaching hospital in the evening the same day, extended his order to the remaining 15 survivors who were under medical treatment.
 
The 32 Myanmar nationals were the only survivors of a group of 125 marooned in Sri Lankan seas for 25 days while on a disastrous voyage towards Indonesia on aboard a makeshift vessel.
 
They were salvaged by a Navy offshore patrol vessel attached to the Southern Naval Command of SLN on information received by some Sri Lankan fishermen who noticed their plight.
 
Navy personnel who brought the survivors that included 31 adults and a boy to the Galle harbour handed over them to the Galle Harbour Police who dispatched the group to the Galle Karaptitya Teaching Hospital for emergency medical treatment.
 
The Galle Chief Magistrate ordered the Police to inform the Myanmar Embassy in Sri Lanka about the Myanmar nationals and to arrange for their deportation to their country with no charges as they had not committed any offence in relation to the country’s emigration and immigration law.
 
Meanwhile, hospital sources said altogether 28 Myanmar nationals were discharged by yesterday noon, after having fully recovered with only four still undergoing medical treatment at hospital.

 

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