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Saturday, 18 March 2017 - 8:32
Somali Government welcomes Sri Lankans released by Pirates
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A special ceremony has been organized at the Bosaa-so harbor to welcome the Sri Lankans who were released by Somali Pirates after having being held hostage aboard the Aries 13 vessel.

The officials who intervened in rescuing the group of hostages including Sri Lankans will also be felicitated.

Second Officers of the vessel, Ruwan Sampath speaking to our news team stated that the Governor of Bosaa-so along with few Ministers of the Somali government were due to meet with them today.

The Sri Lanka crew of the hijacked vessel Aries-13 which was released headed towards Bosaso port yesterday.

Chief Engineer of Aries-13, Jayantha Kalubowila said that the pirates reached their vessel under the guise of fishermen and later overpowered the vessel.

They also thanked HIRU for it role in continuously covering the ordeal.

It is believed that the Somali Pirates had released the vessel after becoming aware that the vessel was ordered by a powerful businessman in the country.

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