Sri Lankan villagers and navy rush to rescue about 100 stranded whales from coast:

3 nov 2020

Sri Lankan villagers and navy rush to rescue about 100 stranded whales from coast:

Men swam into the breaking surf to push the little whales back out to the ocean on Monday while inquisitive locals accumulated on the sea shore at Panadura.

Sri Lankan locals have attempted to spare around 100 whales abandoned on their sea shore on the island's southwest coast.

Men swam into the breaking surf to push the little whales back out to the ocean on Monday while inquisitive locals assembled on the sea shore at Panadura, south of the capital, Colombo, to watch.

"I was fishing when I saw a dim fix and around 100 came aground," said angler Upul Ranjith. "We've pushed the greatest number possible to the ocean."

"I don't have the foggiest idea why this has occurred. It's never occurred. This is the first occasion when I've seen it," Ranjith said.

The wonder of whales getting abandoned in shallow water remains to a great extent a puzzle to researchers.

In September, a few hundred whales passed on in shallows off the bank of Australia in its greatest abandoning on record and one of the biggest on the planet.

As updates on the Sri Lankan abandoning spread, authorities from the coastguard and naval force showed up to help with the salvage, which went on late into the night.