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* Sri Lanka Navy assists repatriation of 27 Indian fishermen released from custody
Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 08:33 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 12, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy on Wednesday assisted in the repatriation of 27 Indian fishermen after they were released from the Sri Lankan custody.

The fishermen from Tamil Nadu had been arrested in January and February of this year in the seas off Karainagar and Mannar for trespassing into the Sri Lankan territorial waters and engaging in illegal fishing activities.

Sri Lanka Coast Guard's Fast Attack Craft CG 401 and CG 402 transported the Indian fishermen and handed them over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship Rani Gaidinliu at the International Maritime Boundary Line north of Kankasanthurai this afternoon, the Navy said.

Sri Lanka Navy in February this year assisted the repatriation of 109 Indian fishermen released from Sri Lankan custody and brought back six Sri Lankan fishermen released from Indian custody.

 

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