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Three Sri Lankan fishermen, who were captured by the Somalia pirates last week, were released last night, an official confirmed today.

“These fishermen had informed us on Thursday night through radio communication that they were freed by the pirates,” officer in-charge of the Kapparathota Fisheries Community Centre Aruna Jayaweera told the Daily Mirror.

He said that five fishermen, who had gone for fishing from Mirissa last month and while engaging in fishing in the international waters, were captured by the Sompali pirates. Two of the fishermen were shot and killed by the pirates on January 27, he said.

Mr. Jayaweera said that it will take more than 15 days to return these fishermen to Sri Lanka. (Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk)
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  • Konde bendapu china Friday, 04 February 2011 09:04 AM

    Quick Release Very good

    Prabhath Patabendi Saturday, 05 February 2011 04:10 AM

    Who are these pirates.They were mostly fisherman.

    laera Saturday, 05 February 2011 04:44 AM

    this is crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    N.B.M.Arachchi Saturday, 05 February 2011 05:19 AM

    Realsed from Somli pirates...but coming to face political sharks in SL


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