Jul 19, 2021

Six dead turtles washed ashore in Mannar Featured

Six carcacses of turtles have washed ashore in Mannar, wildlife officials said.

Navy troops in the Wankalaipadu camp have found the carccases and had informed the wildlife officers who later collected the bodies.

The bodies have been buried while parts have been sent for further investigation.
Although officials did not find exact reasons for the deaths of the turtles, fishermen in the area say the fire on board the X-Press pearl could be the reason for the deaths.