Over 40 Sri Lankan fishermen detained in Tamil Nadu and the Minicoy Island are to return to Sri Lanka this week following their release.
The Sri Lankan fishermen had been arrested by the Indian authorities when they had entered Indian waters. The authorities are to release 41 fishermen and seven fishing vessels.
The fishermen are to arrive in Jaffna this week.
Meanwhile, six fishermen who were held on the Minicoy Island since December last year are to return to the country tomorrow following their release.