Relatives of abducted fishermen request govt. to intervene

2 February 2012 05:46 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Relatives and the owner of a trawler have requested the government to intervene and secure the release of the five Sri Lankan fishermen who were abducted by Somalia pirates on September 27, 2011 demanding a ransom of Rs.680 million.

The owner of the multi-day fishing trawler Anthony Nihal Fernando (47) of Negombo said, the five fishermen called him at times after they were captured by the pirates, but he heard nothing from them after January 04.

He said he has informed President Rajapakse and the Ministry of Fisheries about the situation. (Pushpakumara Mallawarachchi)




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  • Wara Thursday, 02 February 2012 08:32 AM

    Americans won't interfere as there is no oil in Somalia !!

    Alex Thursday, 02 February 2012 11:00 AM

    Send Chandi Dutu Gemunu to teach a lesson to pirates !!!!!

    Anyway feel sorry for these poor people

    Nodrog Thursday, 02 February 2012 06:04 AM

    Poor guys. GOSL should help but it's a lot of money. We should negotiate.

    weha Thursday, 02 February 2012 06:13 AM

    Could ask the Americans to help. or may be even the Chinese :P :P

    Wara Thursday, 02 February 2012 06:15 AM

    We should send our brave Navy commandos to abolish Somali pirates issue.

    chamil Thursday, 02 February 2012 07:10 AM

    Good idea.

    Troy Thursday, 02 February 2012 07:05 AM

    The Sri Lankan & Indian Govt. should stop wasting time and start clearing this problem before it gets out of control, knowing these Somali's they will be near our coast very soon. Shoot on site !! if they enter our waters

    weha Thursday, 02 February 2012 07:30 AM

    You are watching too many movies dude. it isn't that simple. the area that is needed to be secure is too big.so need more man power equipment and ships. and i don't think neither the Indians or us can handle that. besides china is too busy building structures in there and other peoples lands. so the only option left is to ask the Americans to help.
    watch discovery channel for a change :P


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