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* Sri Lanka Navy hands over 6 more fishing trawlers back to India
Thu, Oct 12, 2017, 07:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on Wednesday has handed over 6 more Indian fishing trawlers back to India, having made repairs to them.

The six Indian trawlers were escorted to the IMBL north of Kankasanthurai by the Sri Lanka Navy Ship Edithara II and handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship Ameya, Navy Media Unit said.

The fishing trawlers had been seized by the Sri Lanka Navy for poaching in the Sri Lankan territorial waters.

Sri Lankan authorities in July this year announced the release of 42 boats seized from the poaching Tamil Nadu fishermen.

Since 30th September 2017 a total of 20 Indian fishing trawlers have been handed over to the Indian government.

 

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