3 fishermen have disappeared and 2 who were recovered alive were admitted to hospital after the group of fishermen who had gone to sea from the fishing port in Matara - Kudawella.
The two injured fishermen, issuing a statement to the police had stated that 6 individuals including themselves had come under attack approximately 30 minutes after leaving theport in a state of the art fishing vessel and that the helmsman of the fishing vessel itself had joined in the assault.
They had further stated that the 5 fishermen were then thrown over board by the attackers who proceeded to take the vessel with them.
The two fishermen were then discovered by two merchant vessels that had rescued them and informed the Navy and then brought them to the Galle port.
Speaking to our news team Navy Media Spokesperson Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya stated that the merchant vessel "Jaya Sagara" had brought the two fishermen to the Gall Harbour and they were subsequently hospitalized.
The two surviving fishermen had further stated to the police that 3 others who were thrown overboard with them had disappeared.