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India releases Sri Lankan boats, fishermen

Last Updated: Monday, August 6, 2012 - 16:36

New Delhi: The Coast Guard has released 11 Sri Lankan fishermen who were detained in Indian waters in May along with two fishing boats, it was announced on Monday.

A Sri Lankan government statement said the arrests and seizures were made off the Andhra Pradesh coast.

Following the intervention of Sri Lanka`s deputy foreign minister and the help provided by the Indian high commission in Colombo, all 11 men were released over a week ago, the statement said.
"The vessels are expected to reach Sri Lankan shores by Aug 8."


First Published: Monday, August 6, 2012 - 16:36

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