Sea pirates take 3 Sri Lankan sailors into captivity.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 - 8:11


Pirates have kidnapped five crew members, including 3 Sri Lankans, from a cargo ship off Nigeria, in the Gulf of Guinea.

The Antigua and Barbuda-flagged MV City of Xiamen container ship was attacked on April 25th off the coast of oil-producing Bayelsa state.

The crew was mostly Sri Lankans but included one member from Russia and another from Myanmar.

The International Maritime Bureau said 14 heavily armed pirates attacked the container ship, breached its citadel - a strong room designed to protect the crew from attack.

The pirates took five crew captive before escaping with cash taken from the ship and the crew.

Weather Update - 13  July- Showers in several areas in the evening
Monday, 13 July 2020 - 6:54

The Meteorological Department forecasts showers in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, North Western and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.Showers... Read More

Two (02) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 2,617
Monday, 13 July 2020 - 6:52

Two (02) more persons have tested positive for Covid-19 (new coronavirus) infection.106 patients were tested postive for Covid-19 yesterday. The country... Read More

West Indies beat England by four wickets in the first test
Sunday, 12 July 2020 - 22:50

West Indies won the first Test match against England in Southampton.West Indies won the match by 04 wickets. Read More