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* Indian Coast Guard to bring 39 released Sri Lankan fishermen
Sat, Jun 14, 2014, 07:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 14, Colombo: Indian Coast Guard on Monday (June 16) will repatriate 39 Sri Lankan fishermen, who were detained for illegally entering India's territorial waters, Indian media reported.

Indian Coast Guard ship Rajtarang is scheduled to deliver the 39 Sri Lankan fishermen to Sri Lanka Navy at the Indo-Sri Lanka International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) on June 16, a Coast Guard release has said. The ship has left Chennai at 2 pm local time today.

The Sri Lankan fishermen, who were arrested in separate occasions on May 11 and 24, and June 7, this year, were handed over to Coast Guard officials by Tamil Nadu Police. However, they have not released the eight fishing boats of the Sri Lankan fishermen apprehended during the arrests.

The Indian Coast Guard had repatriated 273 Sri Lankan fishermen and 47 of their boats this year after they violated the IMBL.

Sri Lanka Navy assisted the repatriation of 82 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu within the past three days. Sri Lankan President, as a gesture of goodwill, has ordered the release of 78 Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy recently.

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