Lankan court extends remand of 31 fishermen till Oct1

A Sri Lankan court Friday extended till October 1 the remand of 31 fishermen, arrested by Lankan Navy on July 30 for allegedly fishing in the island country`s waters, fishermen welfare organisation sources said.

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2013, 12:15 PM IST

Rameswaram: A Sri Lankan court Friday extended till October 1 the remand of 31 fishermen, arrested by Lankan Navy on July 30 for allegedly fishing in the island country`s waters, fishermen welfare organisation sources said.

Rameswaram fishermen welfare organisation president Emerite said 65 fishermen of Nagapattinam and Karaikal were arrested on July 30. While 34 fishermen were released on September 4, the others are still lodged in Trincomalee prison.

Trincomalee court magistrate, Pasis, extended the remand when the fishermen were produced before him, he said.

PTI