Filipino sailor killed in Sri Lanka; six arrested
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.
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