Navy Stalks Tamil Fishermen, 8 Missing

Place: - | Courtesy: TamilCanadian
| Date: 19971010

Fast-attack Sinhalese naval craft moved in and attacked unarmed Tamil fishermen of Mullaitivu's fishing villages leaving them no chance of escape. In the incident, 8 fishermen have gone missing, 5 fishing boats were deliberately set ablaze by the Sinhalese attackers and 20 more boats were damaged.

The names of the missing fishermen (presumed dead) are as follows:  A. Sivamahanathan (36) father of four S. Rasaratnam (25 father of one S. Mailvaganam (34) father of three T. Jeevarasa (30) father of two S. Arumairasa (42) father of five T. Amaladas (26) father of one Robinson (23) unmarried Peter (30) father of four