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Tamil Nadu fishermen released by Sri Lankan courts

Two Sri Lankan courts on Tuesday ordered the release of 54 Tamil Nadu fishermen, whose arrest by Sri Lankan Navy has threatened to derail talks between representatives of fishers of the two neighbouring countries, a Fisheries department official said here.



Rameswaram: Two Sri Lankan courts on Tuesday ordered the release of 54 Tamil Nadu fishermen, whose arrest by Sri Lankan Navy has threatened to derail talks between representatives of fishers of the two neighbouring countries, a Fisheries department official said here.

The judicial magistrate courts in Trincomallee and Mannar in northern Sri Lanka ordered the release of the fishermen, arrested for allegedly fishing in Lankan territorial waters on March 21, at around 11.30 am.

Quoting information received by him, Assistant Director of Fisheries Gopinathan said the fishermen would return tomorrow after being handed over by the Sri lankan Navy to the Indian Coast Guard personnel.

The Tamil Nadu government had last night threatened to call off the third round of fishermen-level talks, scheduled here today, if the arrested were not released by 11 am.  

From Zee News

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