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Indian Boats Can be Sent Back, says AG

Published: 12th February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2015 04:00 AM   |  A+A-

COLOMBO: The Lankan Attorney General has told courts in the Northern and Eastern Provinces that he has no objection to their releasing the 87 Indian fishing vessels which were detained with an intention to discourage TN and Puducherry fishermen from poaching in SL waters. The courts are likely to order their release on Thursday. Out of the 87 boats, 81 are in the Northern Province and six in the Eastern Province. India will also release the  22 Lankan boats. Some 15 Indian boats, held by the Lankan navy at  Mannar, are badly damaged. Whether these will also be sent back remains to be seen, sources said.

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