Apr 10, Colombo: Indian government has released another group of Sri Lankan fishermen who were in custody of Indian security forces for illegally venturing into Indian waters.
The eight Sri Lankan fishermen who were released by Indian authorities are to return to the country tomorrow with their five fishing trawlers, Sri Lanka’s state-run radio SLBC reported.
The fishermen will be handed over to the Sri Lankan Navy by the Indian coast guard force in the sea areas off Kankasanthurai, the Ministry of Fisheries, and Aquatic Resources has said.
The Sri Lankan Navy is to escort the fishermen from the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).
So far from last year 100 fishermen and 21 fishing trawlers that were under the Indian custody have been released. According to the ministry all the Sri Lankan fishermen who were released previously have returned to the island.