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* Sri Lankan President orders release of all Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture
Sun, May 25, 2014, 12:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 25, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the officials to release all the Indian fishermen in custody of Sri Lanka as a goodwill measure on the occasion of Narendra Modi's swearing-in as the new Prime Minister of India.

This is the second time the President ordered the release of Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture.

He ordered the immediate release of all Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka's custody when India decided to abstain from voting for the United States-led resolution against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in March.

President Rajapaksa has ordered the release of all Indian fishermen ahead of his visit to New Delhi to attend Mr. Modi's swearing-in ceremony Monday, a presidential spokesman said. The President has accepted an invitation extended by Mr. Modi to attend the occasion.

However, Mr. Modi's invitation to Sri Lankan President has created uproar among the Tamil political party leaders in Tamil Nadu, especially, the Chief Minister of the state Ms. Jayalalithaa.

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