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* Sri Lanka repatriates 33 Indian fishermen arrested by the Navy
Thu, Jun 5, 2014, 10:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 05, Mannar: Sri Lanka Navy today escorted 33 Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were released from Sri Lankan custody recently, and handed them over to the Indian Coast Guard at the International Maritime Boundary Line off Mannar.

The Navy handed over the 29 Indian fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody and another four Indian fishermen, who were rescued by the Navy after their boat developed a mechanical failure, under the direction of the President.

Sri Lankan President as a gesture of goodwill ordered the release of 29 Indian fishermen arrested by the Navy on Sunday when they were illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters northwest of Thalaimannar.

Naval Patrol Craft attached to North Central Naval Command handed over the 33 fishermen to the Indian Coast Guard Ship "Rajkamal" at the IMBL in the seas off Mannar.

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