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Sri Lankan court orders release of fishermen

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 13:08

Rameswaram: A Sri Lankan court on Tuesday ordered the release of 31 fishermen from Nagapattinam, arrested by the Navy of the island nation for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line.

They were arrested on July 30 and lodged in Thirukonamalai prison, Innocent Fishermen Association President U Arulanandam told reporters here quoting information received from Sri Lanka.

They were produced before the Thirukonamalai court and the Magistrate Pasis ordered the release of the fishermen, he said.

A decision on releasing their boats would be taken on October 17, he said.

First Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 13:08

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