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* Sri Lanka President orders release of 29 Indian fishermen as a goodwill measure
Mon, Jun 2, 2014, 11:28 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 02, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa as a goodwill measure has today ordered the release of 29 Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy on Sunday.

The Navy arrested the 29 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and seized their six fishing trawlers Sunday when they were illegally engaged in fishing in Sri Lankan waters northwest of Thalaimannar.

The arrests came day after the Indian fishermen resumed their fishing activities after a 45-day ban on fishing in the disputed Palk Bay region.

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa angered by the arrest fired off her first letter to the new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to take a "concrete and decisive" action to get the fishermen released.

She requested the Indian PM to "proactively initiate an appropriate and calibrated set of actions," to achieve a permanent end to the "perennial" problem.

Sri Lanka as a goodwill gesture has earlier released all the Indian fishermen who were detained in the country's jails.

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