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* Sri Lanka Navy hands over 15 Indian fishermen to Indian Coast Guard
Sun, Feb 2, 2014, 12:14 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 01, Colombo: In the latest repatriation of fishermen between India and Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Navy has handed over 15 Indian fishermen to the Indian Coast Guard Saturday at the at the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in the Palk Straits.

Indian Coast Guard ship ICGS Naikidevi has received the fishermen around this evening and the fishermen will be returning to Tuticorin tomorrow, according to Indian media reports.

In January alone, a total of 302 Indian fishermen and their 45 boats and 138 Lankan fishermen with their 16 boats have been repatriated under an agreement reached between the two sides following ministerial and fishermen level talks.

However, the agreement does not prevent future arrest of fishermen violating maritime laws and entering each other's waters.

Sri Lanka Navy arrested 35 Indian fishermen along with their six boats on Wednesday (January 29) while Indian Coast Guard arrested 9 Sri Lankan fishermen and seize two boats Friday (January 31).

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