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* Sri Lanka Navy hands over 6 more detained fishing trawlers back to India
Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 08:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy on completion of repair work, has handed over 6 more detained fishing trawlers back to India on Friday.

The six Indian trawlers were escorted to the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) north of Sri Lanka by the Sri Lanka Navy Ship Ranawickrema and handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship Rani Gaidinliu, the Navy Media 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 32 Indian fishing trawlers have been handed over to the Indian government.

 

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