5 Sri Lankan fishermen gone missing during cyclone Mandous

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COLOMBO, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's Ministry of Fisheries on Tuesday announced that five fishermen have gone missing while at sea during cyclone Mandous.

The five fishermen from three multi-day fishing vessels are residents of Batticaloa, Trincomalee and Galle districts.

Susantha Kahawatta, director general of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, an institution under the Ministry of Fisheries, told journalists that the fishing vessels were already at sea when they issued a warning.

He said that the seas off Sri Lanka are calm now and that fishing activities have returned to normal.

Over 21,000 Sri Lankans were affected, with over 5,600 houses damaged by the adverse weather conditions caused by cyclone Mandous. Enditem

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