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Somali pirates release five Sri Lankan fishermen

Feb 5, 2011 6:08:48 AM - itnnews.lk

Five Sri Lankan fishermen, who were captured by the Somalia pirates last week, have been released.

Seven fishermen, who had gone for fishing from Mirissa last month had been captured by the Somali pirates in the international waters. Two of the fishermen were shot and killed by the pirates. The Ministry sources said that the pirates have released the fishermen after finding out that they were Sri Lankans.