Mar 17, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy has assisted the repatriation of eight Indian fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody Thursday (16).
The Indian fishermen were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship Abheek at the International Maritime Boundary Line North of Kankasanthurai.
The Sri Lanka Coast Guard Craft CG 47 was deployed for the repatriation mission.
With the eight Indian fishermen released Thursday, Sri Lanka has released all 85 Indian fishermen arrested and detained for crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
Sri Lanka Navy on Tuesday facilitated repatriation of 77 Indian and 12 Sri Lankan fishermen who were released from each other's custody.