UN+Commends+SL+navy
Saturday, 23 February 2013 - 13:34
UN Commends SL navy
1,624

Views

The United Nations refugee agency commended the Sri Lanka Navy for rescuing 32 Myanmar nationals last Saturday and another 138 boat people earlier this month.

 

In a media briefing in Geneva on Friday, the UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic commended the quick action of the Sri Lankan navy in rescuing the group of 32 Myanmar nationals and providing them immediate medical attention.

 

Mahecic said the UNHCR was concerned about the growing number of people dying in the Bay of Bengal after setting out by boat in search of safety and better lives in other countries, including desperate ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar.

 

Sri Lanka Navy on February 02 rescued a group consisting of 127 Bangladeshis and 11 Myanmar Nationals who had been stranded at sea for 10 days. The group included 132 men, 3 women and 3 children.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
1,612 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
52,400 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
20,243 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
45,008 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
230 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
101,658 Views
Top