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World Vision article – Murugupillai Navaratnasamy

Murugupillai Navaratnasamy from Thondaimanaru was the first human to swim the Palk Strait. He was born on 16.02.1909. He had his early education in Thondaimanaru and later he was educated at Hartly college Point Pedro. During his school days he learnt about an English man swimming the English Channel. This achievement caused him to decide upon swimming the Palk Strait crosswise the Indian Ocean. Navaratnasa ...

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