94 Indian fishermen released on President’s orders; India to release 16 SL Fishermen.


President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to release 94 arrested Indian fishermen which in turn triggered the Indian government to release 16 Sri Lankan fishermen.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa released the arrested Indian fishermen yesterday to coincide with the Indian Independence Day.

The Advisor of Indo-Lanka Joint Fisheries Committee S.P. Anthony-muttu told  that this would help to develop bilateral maritime cooperation within both countries.

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