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* Sri Lankan court extends remand of 38 Indian fishermen
Tue, Mar 11, 2014, 08:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 11, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court Tuesday extended the remand of 38 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu until March 25.

The Sri Lankan Navy arrested the 38 fishermen along with their five trawlers on January 30 in the seas off the Delft islet in the northern Jaffna peninsula for crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and entering into Sri Lankan waters for poaching.

Indian media reports said that the fishermen were fishing using "Irattai Madippu" fishing nets which had been banned by both countries as they destroy the marine ecology.

Judicial Magistrate court in Oorkavalthurai court in Jaffna has extended the remand of the fishermen when they were produced in court, according to a PTI report.

The fishermen associations of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu will meet Thursday (March 13) in Colombo for the second round of talks to resolve the nagging issue of fishermen crossing into each other's territory and getting arrested. The Tamil Nadu government has requested the release of all Indian fishermen before the talks.

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