Body of an Indian found washed ashore in Sri Lanka

September 16th, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Colombo, Sep 16 (IANS) The body of an elderly Indian national has been found washed ashore in north Sri Lanka, authorities here said Tuesday. The body was found Sunday on the shores of Kayts, one of the islets in Sri Lanka’s northern Jaffna peninsula. The police found some Indian currency notes and identification papers from his pocket.

Indian High Commission sources here said the Indian was a 77-year-old from Gujarat, as per the documents available.

“We strongly suspect the victim from Gujarat must have been on a pilgrimage to Rameshwaram and must have drowned in the sea. We have already informed the Gujarat government about it and are awaiting further details about him,” an Indian High Commission official here told IANS.

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