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10 released fishermen due tomorrow

Jul 1, 2011 12:10:07 PM - itnnews.lk

10 more Sri Lankan fishermen who were in Indian custody will return home tomorrow.

Security sectors in Tamil Nadu arrested these fishemen on charges of entering Indian waters. The released fishermen and two trawlers are to be handed over by the Indian Coast Guard to the Sri Lanka Navy at Kankesanthurai. Accordingly there are now only 50 Sri Lanka fishermen and 10 trawlers in Indian custody. The fisheries Ministry said immediate action was being taken to seek their release. Fishermen have been advised to engage in fishing only within the Sri Lankan territorial waters.