Lanka, TN Government Release Fishermens' Boats - The New Indian Express

Lanka, TN Government Release Fishermens' Boats

Published: 23rd January 2014 01:33 AM

Last Updated: 23rd January 2014 01:33 AM

As part of mutual agreement between India and Sri Lanka ahead of next week meeting of fishermen's associations from both countries, Colombo has released 30 mechanised boats of Indian fishermen, Tamil Nadu Government said today.

This includes a local court there today ordering the release of 15 such boats held by Lankan authorities, an official release here said.

"Similarly, Tamil Nadu government has ordered release of 11 boats of Sri Lankan fishermen today," it said.

As of today, days after India and Sri Lanka initiated steps for mutual release of fishermen arrested by both countries for allegedly crossing the international maritime boundary, Sri Lankan courts have ordered release of 30 boats of Tamil Nadu fishermen while the state government has freed 18 fishing boats belonging to Lankans, it added.

A total of 233 Indian and 130 Lankan fishermen have been released by Sri Lankan and Tamil Nadu governments, respectively, it said.

Fishermen associations from both countries are scheduled to meet here on January 27 to discuss the vexed issue of fishing rights in the Palk Strait.

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