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* Next round of talks between Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen this month
Sat, Mar 1, 2014, 07:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 01, Colombo: The Fisheries Ministry of Sri Lanka says next round of talks between Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen will be held this month.

The Ministry has said that the discussion is scheduled to be held on the 13th of this month in Colombo with the participation of heads from fisheries organizations from Sri Lanka and India.

Fisheries Ministry Secretary Narendra Sri Rajapaksa told the media that the situation between both countries was conducive to hold further talks on the fishermen's issue.

Fisheries Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne is to participate in the talks as an observer.

Currently 91 Indian fishermen are being held by Sri Lankan authorities while Tamil Nadu is holding 125 Sri Lankan fishermen.

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