MARROONED DONDRA FISHERMEN GIVEN STALE FOOD BY THAI PRISON SAY VICTIMS
By Walter Jayawardhana
Five marooned fisherman from Dondra Head of Southern Sri Lanka charged
that they were kept in a Bangkok prison for 20 days and given stale
One of the fishermen, P.G.Dharshana said , all five men during
five days were fed with stale food, until the Sri Lankan Embassy in
Bangkok flew them back to Sri Lanka by providing them with air tickets.
According to what they told the Thai authorities, the Five men from
the Southern coast went on a fishing trip in the boat entitled Samanala
, June 26 and stranded in the deep seas when their engine broke down
After listening to their story of plight the men were handed over to
the Police who took five days to produce them in the court.
The fishermen said by the third week they had run out of all food and
drinking water. They started quenching their thirst by sucking ice cubes
from ice box where the fish was stocked.
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