Navy brings home Sri Lankan fishermen released from India
Thu, Feb 25, 2010, 09:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Feb 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy safely brought 22 Sri Lankan fishermen released from Indian custody to the Kankasanthurai harbor yesterday evening.
Indian Coast Guard Ship "Kittur Chenamma" has handed over the fishermen and four fishing vessels to the naval officials at the Indo-Sri Lanka International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in the seas north of Kankasanthurai.
The Sri Lanka Naval Ship "Wickrama 2" brought the fishermen to the harbor and authorities provided food and required assistance to the fishermen.
The fishermen who have ventured into the Indian waters were residents of Moratuwa, Kudawella, Kottegoda and Trincomalee. Arrangements have been made to return them to their homes, the Navy said.
The early release of these fishermen was secured by the speedy efforts taken by the Sri Lanka Government, Ministry of Fisheries, and Sri Lanka Navy, the Navy said.
(Picture courtesy of Sri Lanka Navy)