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* Sri Lanka, India repatriate 89 fishermen released from custody
Tue, Mar 14, 2017, 09:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka and India today repatriated 89 fishermen, who were held in custody in each other's countries for violation of International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and engaging in illegal fishing practices and released, to their respective countries.

The Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of 77 Indian and 12 Sri Lankan fishermen at the International Maritime Boundary Line North of Kankasanthurai.

The Sri Lanka Navy ship Prathapa, Sri Lanka Coast Guard Craft CG 47 and Indian Coast Guard Ships Rani Durgawathi and Abheek were deployed for the repatriation mission.

The Sri Lankan fishermen who were released from custody were brought to SLNS Uththara in Kankasanthurai. They were handed over to the Inspectorate of Fisheries in Kankasanthurai for onward action.

 


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