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96 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

today handed over to 96 Indian fishermen who were arrested for allegedly poaching into the country's territorial waters, the military said.

The Sri Lankan navy assisted the repatriation of the Indian fishermen by providing them safe passage onboard Naval Ship Ranavijaya and Coast Guard Vessel CG 43, the Lankan navy said in a statement.


The fishermen were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard ships Rani Durgavathi and Abheek at the International Maritime Boundary Line off Kankesanthurai.

The navy said nine Lankan fishermen held by were also handed over to it at the same location.

First Published: Sat, April 09 2016. 19:42 IST
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