The Sri Lankan navy saves around 100 Rohingya who were drifting at sea.
The Navy reports that 104 persons were discovered on board a trawler believed to have left Myanmar and was sailing toward Indonesia.
An official reported that the navy of Sri Lanka saved 104 Rohingya who were lost off the northern coast of the island nation in the Indian Ocean.
After fleeing persecution by the Myanmar military, tens of thousands of primarily Muslim Rohingya live in confined refugee camps in Bangladesh. The military operation was allegedly carried out with "genocidal intent," according to the UN, which is currently looking into Myanmar's government.
Every year, a large number of Rohingya from Bangladesh and Myanmar seek to travel on rickety boats to Southeast Asian nations like Malaysia and Indonesia. Following the worsening conditions in the camps and Myanmar's military takeover last year, their numbers have increased.
The boat was originally spotted by the Sri Lankan navy at a distance of 6.5 kilometers (3.5 nautical miles) from the coast.
According to Navy spokesman Captain Gayan Wickramasuriya, a search and rescue effort was started to eventually tow the vessel to the island nation's northern harbor on Sunday night.
According to Wickramasuriya, "The people have been handed over to the police." The next course of action will be decided by the magistrate when the police show them to him.
According to a navy statement, 104 citizens of Myanmar were discovered on board the small trawler, which is thought to have come from Myanmar and was en route to Indonesia when it encountered engine difficulty in choppy waters.
39 women and 23 minors, according to Wickramasuriya, were among those who were saved. A woman and her two children, as well as an 80-year-old man who had a slight illness, were all admitted to the hospital.
More than 730,000 Rohingya fled to neighboring Bangladesh in 2017 as a result of a military operation in Myanmar, which witnesses claimed included rape and mass executions.
The government of Myanmar claims to be fighting an armed uprising and denies committing systematic crimes. However, human rights organizations and the media have recorded civilian deaths and village fires throughout the operation.
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