Sri Lankan Fishermen Warily Return to Sea

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Sri Lankan fisherman Warasenna Mendis and a member of his crew.

Sri Lankan fisherman Warasenna Mendis, right, stands on his boat as his crew prepares to set out to sea for the first time since the Dec. 26 tsunami. Anne Hawke, NPR hide caption

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Along Sri Lanka's tsunami-ravaged coast people are clearing up debris and putting their lives back together. Elsewhere, Sri Lankans who rely on the sea for their livelihood begin to confront the element that unleashed the catastrophe.



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