Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has ordered solatium of Rs.5 lakh each to four families of fishermen, who have not returned from the sea for the past 10 days.

According to an official release, the State government, with the help of the Coast Guard, launched a search for the fishermen hailing from Rameswaram. 2. The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka informed that a decomposed body had been identified near an island close to Sri Lanka on April 6. The relatives of the fishermen were taken to the spot and the body was identified as that of one of the fishermen on April 9. The funeral rites were also performed.