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* Sri Lankan, Indian fishermen to resume talks soon
Sat, Mar 29, 2014, 11:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 29, Colombo: Fishermen from India and Sri Lanka are to resume talks to resolve long standing issues faced by both groups.

Sri Lanka's Fisheries Ministry said that the talks between the fishermen from the two countries that are currently stalled will resume shortly.

Ties between the two countries were further strengthened with India's decision to abstain from voting on the resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

Soon after the adoption of the UNHRC resolution without India's vote, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered the immediate release of all Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody.

Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said the President's decision to release all Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody will further help strengthen relations between both countries.

Following the President's directive, the Sri Lankan Navy said it has initiated immediate action to facilitate the repatriation of the 98 Indian fishermen and 28 Indian boats currently in the Sri Lankan custody.

The second round of talks between the fishermen of the two neighbors scheduled for March 25 got postponed for the second time after Sri Lanka Navy just ahead of the talks arrested 75 Indian fishermen along with 18 vessels for trespassing into the Sri Lankan waters and Sri Lanka refused to release them.

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