Sri Lankan villagers defy coronavirus curfew to rescue stranded whales.

Sri Lankan villagers have defied a coronavirus curfew to try to save about 100 whales stranded on their beach on the island's southwest coast.

Men waded into the breaking surf to push the small whales back out to sea on Monday while curious villagers gathered on the beach at Panadura, south of the capital, Colombo, to watch, ignoring a 24-hour coronavirus curfew.

"I was fishing when I saw a dark patch and about 100 came ashore," said fisherman Upul Ranjith. "We've pushed as many as we can back to sea."

"I don't know why this has happened. It's never happened before. This is the first time I've seen it," Mr Ranjith said. Verder lezen...