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India releases 16 fishermen

Feb 24, 2011 5:22:18 AM - itnnews.lk

Sixteen more Sri Lankan fishermen who were in Indian custody returned to the island following their release.

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said that the Indian Coast Guard handed over three vessels and the fishermen to the Sri Lankan Navy at seas off Thalai-mannar. The Ministry said that they are taking measures to bring the remaining fishermen and the vessels to Sri Lanka next week.