Search Underway for Missing Fishermen After Trawler Disappears Off Kalpitiya Coast

The Kalpitiya Police have initiated a search operation following a report that a fishing trawler, which embarked from Kalpitiya on Wednesday (March 06) for fishing, has not returned since.

The vessel’s owner filed the complaint, noting the absence of the boat from the island. The missing trawler had three Sri Lankan fishermen on board, all residents of the Ichchankaduwa area, aged 21, 37, and 38. In response to the report, the police have engaged the Sri Lanka Navy base in Kalpitiya to assist in the search efforts for the missing fishermen and their vessel.