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* Sri Lanka Navy to facilitate the release of 98 Indian fishermen and 28 boats
Fri, Mar 28, 2014, 09:21 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy said today it will facilitate the repatriation of the Indian fishermen and their boats upon their release from Sri Lankan custody as ordered by the President.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, as a good will gesture for India's support towards the country against the US-led resolution, ordered the release of all remaining Indian fishermen detained in Sri Lanka's jails and their boats seized by the Navy.

Accordingly, 98 Indian fishermen and 28 Indian boats currently in the Sri Lankan custody will be released and the Sri Lanka Navy has initiated immediate action to facilitate their repatriation.

Sri Lanka Navy assists repatriation of Indian fishermen and boats released from custody after their arrest for poaching in the Sri Lankan waters.

Navy deploys vessels to escort the fishermen to the International Maritime Boundary Line and hands them over to Indian Coast Guard. The Sri Lankan Navy also rescues the Indian fishermen in distress and assists the salvage of Indian fishing boats stranded and run-aground due to mechanical defects.

Meanwhile, 19 Indian fishermen from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy yesterday off Katchatheevu Island have been released this evening along with their trawler under the President's order.

Earlier, Mannar Magistrate Anandhi Kanagaratnam has ordered to remand the fishermen until April 4, Indian media reports said.

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