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The Navy has launched a search operation in the seas off Trincomalee after reports of several bodies floating in the region.

Navy spokesperson, Captain Akram Alavi speaking to The Nation stated that the Navy had received information of six bodies floating approximately 20 nautical miles off Trincomalee.

The information was conveyed to the Navy by the Harbor Police in Trincomalee around 5pm today. “We have sent two naval crafts to the area to look into the issue,” he said