Filipino sailor killed in Sri Lanka; six arrested

Sri Lanka police say a Filipino sailor was hacked to death in a ship anchored at the Colombo port with six fellow sailors having been arrested over the killing.

Last Updated: Mar 12, 2013, 23:21 PM IST

Colombo: Sri Lanka police say a Filipino sailor was hacked to death in a ship anchored at the Colombo port with six fellow sailors having been arrested over the killing.
Police spokesman Buddika Siriwardana says 37-year-old Prebin Magalons Boniu was killed inside a Taiwanese ship early in the morning on Monday following a dispute among the sailors.
The six Filipino sailors suspected of the killing fled from the ship but surrendered to police today through the Philippine Embassy. Siriwardana says investigations are continuing.

PTI