Sri Lanka launches probe into Indian sailor’s death

Colombo, July 22 (IANS) Sri Lankan police have launched an investigation into the death of an Indian sailor whose body was found onboard a ship enroute to Fujairah from China, an official said on Wednesday.

“The ship’s agent has asked the police to conduct an investigation. The sailor is believed to have committed suicide. An inquiry will be held followed by a post-mortem examination,” police spokesperson A.S.P. Ruwan Gunasekara told Xinhua.

The ship was asked to berth at the Colombo Harbour after the ship’s agent requested the police to conduct an inquiry and post-mortem examination into the death of the sailor.

According to initial reports, the sailor is said to have committed suicide and his body was discovered when the ship was passing Galle coast in southern Sri Lanka.

Galle Port police had instructed the ship’s captain to divert the vessel to the Colombo Port.


Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here