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Sri Lanka, India to release fishermen to defuse tensions

Sri Lanka and India today agreed to release the fishermen held in each other's custody after a high-level discussion between the two sides here following the killing of an Indian fisherman, a top government source said.

Congress says fisherman's killing 'unprecedented', slams Centre

Describing the killing of a fisherman off the Gujarat coast as "despicable and unprecedented", Congress on Friday slammed the Centre for "failing to act decisively" in spite of repeated land and sea "transgressions by Pakistan".