According to the Sri Lanka Navy, around 100 whales were reported beached on November 2. Naval personnel directed the rescue efforts that included coast guard, naval teams, lifeguards, police and volunteer rescuers. The rescuers worked overnight and into the morning to make sure they whales made it safely back into the water.
Operations are underway by the SL Navy,Coast Guard,WildLife Dept, NARA, other Govt Agencies and Environmental Orgs to rescue a pod of #Whales and #Dolphins stranded on the Panadura Beach. Thank you to @RajapaksaNamal and others who called, msgd n coordinated in the rescue mission pic.twitter.com/z5fDnWqGws
— Kanchana Wijesekera (@kanchana_wij) November 2, 2020
Over 30 Whales 🐳 beached on Panadura Coast.Villagers, Police & Coast Guard managed to return them back to the sea successfully #LKA #SriLanka #Whales
Video – Shamila Rodrigo pic.twitter.com/G3KEs8tpfm
— Sri Lanka Tweet 🇱🇰 (@SriLankaTweet) November 2, 2020
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