The number of migrants and refugees who have arrived in Europe this year -- nearly 164,000 -- is less than half of last year's total of 348,000.
Quoting sources in Navy, the news agency further said that the operation is still going on by naval special forces to capture 12 pirates.
At least 10 children and four women were killed
They were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy when they were fishing near Neduntheevu in the island nation waters
"Twenty-three people have been confirmed dead ... 40 are missing and presumed drowned"
The tragedy is the latest to hit Rohingya escaping what the UN has called "ethnic cleansing" by Myanmar authorities.