Sri Lankan Court Orders Release of 42 Fishermen

Published: 12th March 2014 03:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th March 2014 03:22 PM   |  A+A-


A Sri Lankan court today ordered the release of 42 fishermen, arrested for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and fishing in the island nation's territorial waters.

The fishermen who were arrested between January and February this year were produced before a judicial magistrate at Oorkavalthurai, who ordered their release, sources said.

The remand was extended four times before they were released today, they said.

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