Somali pirates release Sri Lankan fishermen

Earlier, two of the 5 five fishermen were shot and killed by Somali pirates.

Updated: Feb 04, 2011, 17:42 PM IST

Colombo: Three Sri Lankan fishermen taken by the Somali pirates have been released, authorities said on Friday.

"The fishermen had contacted one of our offices in south and informed that they have been released," Fisheries Ministry spokesman Narendra Rajapksha said.

It will take more than a week to reach them to the country, he said.
Earlier, two of the five fishermen were shot and killed by the Somali pirates on board the vessel "Drshana Putha 6", which left the country on January 04.