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India releases 94 Sri Lankan fishermen

Feb 15, 2011 4:45:05 AM - itnnews.lk

94 Sri L:anka fishermen who were in Indian custody have been released.

The fishermen were arrested by the end of last year and the beginning of this year. The Indian authorities said they were arrested for violating Indian maritime borders. Measures are also underway to release 20 vessels in addition to the fishermen. The Fisheries Ministry said they will be brought to Sri Lanka as soon as the exit permits are issued by the Indian Foreign Affairs Ministry.