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* Sri Lanka Navy hands over 17 Tamil Nadu fishermen to Indian Coast Guard
Fri, Mar 7, 2014, 11:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 07, Colombo: In the latest repatriation of fishermen between India and Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Navy has handed over 17 Tamil Nadu fishermen to the Indian Coast Guard Friday at the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in the Palk Straits.

Indian Coast Guard ship ICGS Rajshree has received the fishermen and they are being brought to Karaikal where they would be handed over to fisheries department officials, Indian media reported.

The latest repatriation comes in the wake of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa lashing out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the continued detention of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan authorities.

The Chief Minister in a letter to the PM on Wednesday urged Singh to "decisively" use all available diplomatic channels to get the fishermen languishing in Sri Lankan jails released.

Jayalalithaa asked the Prime Minister to secure the immediate release of 153 fishermen who are languishing in Sri Lankan Jails including the 32 fishermen, who were apprehended by Sri Lanka Navy on Monday and 39 fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody at the earliest.

Since January this year, a total of 334 Indian fishermen have been repatriated along with their 53 boats.

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