140 Fasting Fishermen in Sri Lankan Jails Withdraw Two Day Fast - The New Indian Express

140 Fasting Fishermen in Sri Lankan Jails Withdraw Two Day Fast

Published: 06th March 2014 05:28 PM

Last Updated: 06th March 2014 05:28 PM

About 140 Indian fishermen who were on a two-day fast in Sri Lankan prisons, demanding that they be released along with their boats, withdrew it following a request from various fishermen's associations, official sources said today.

S Emerit, President of 'Meenavar Meenava Nala Sangam' (Fishermen's welfare association), said the fishermen lodged in jails in Jaffna and Anuradhapuram and agreed to withdraw their fast late last night only after they were assured that action would be taken to release them.

The fishermen were arrested over a period of time for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and fishing in the island nation's territorial waters.

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