The body of a taxi driver from Chennai was found washed up in Sri Lanka's Trincomallee shore on Sunday, and the person is believed to have been a victim of the floods in Tamil Nadu that wreaked havoc across the state.
An ID card found on the Indian's body identified him as Poomi Durai belonging to the Chennai Central Call Taxi Association, Sri Lankan media reported.
The Sri Lankan Navy handed over the body to the Trincomnalee Harbor police, and the body is presently at a morgue in a government hospital, according to Ceylon Daily News.
Sri Lankan navy spokesman Capt.Akram Alavi was quoted saying that the possibility that the body of the Indian man was washed up from Chennai after the floods could not be ruled out as the ocean currents were strong enough to carry the body that far.
Nearly 300 people are said to have been killed in the worst-ever floods to occur in Tamil Nadu over the recent weeks following incessant rains.
Areas such as Chennai, Cuddalore and Puducherry were heavily affected by the flood, with thousands of residents left stranded as their homes went under water.
The Indian high commission in Sri Lanka has been notified about the body.