MR orders to release all Indian fishermen

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has advised authorities to release all Indian Fishermen in Sri Lankan custody, President's media announced today.

India abstained from voting for the US-backed resolution at the 25th session of the UNHRC in Geneva against Sri Lanka yesterday claiming that an external investigation mechanism hinders the efforts of the Sri Lanka to promote reconciliation rather than contributing constructively and complicates the prevalent situation in the country.

Spokesman Mohan Samaranayake said President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered the release of all Indian fishermen "as a gesture of good will in response to India's stance" at the U.N. Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva.

Seventy-four Indian fishermen are held in Sri Lanka.
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  • VJ Friday, 28 March 2014 04:08 PM

    Moda move only in Sri Lanka these things happens. what a joke so the President can do anything if he wish to...............

    janaka Friday, 28 March 2014 09:54 AM

    Good move....and a good message to India. . via DM Android App

    Kattaya Friday, 28 March 2014 09:55 AM

    Santhosam for abstaining. Never mind it will strengthen the hands of Congress and its allies in Tamil Nadu. Jaya Amma cannot ride on innocent fishermen anymore. She'll have to look for something in Andaman Islands. via DM iPad app

    vidura Friday, 28 March 2014 11:53 AM

    Good move by the president. Many thanks india for what you did in geneva. Pro-LTTE people must be killing them-self for this(India's decision).

    Lanka Shantha Friday, 28 March 2014 04:41 AM

    Then Pakistan have that Hambantota harbor for them?

    Nallathambi Friday, 28 March 2014 04:55 AM

    [quote name="concern citizen"]Does this mean that Indian fisherman can just come into our waters and catch our fish now onwards? So all this time issue wasn't really breaking fishing boundaries rather it was an issue of voting against SL at UN?[/quote]
    This is how MR controls Jayalalitha! Now she wont bark at Manmohan for doing this..

    Mohamed Saturday, 29 March 2014 09:37 AM

    well done Pakistan , Rajapasha will forget you all immediately now he will keep praising India. This how he operates

    M.O.A.Careem Sunday, 30 March 2014 07:26 AM

    very courageous good move

    James Friday, 28 March 2014 10:48 AM

    Good gesture but should be made known that they r being pardoned...not just released.... via DM iPad app

    dana Friday, 28 March 2014 07:28 PM

    good move via DM Android App

    Mason Friday, 28 March 2014 05:29 AM

    With love from MR for abstaining to vote.

    grumpy Friday, 28 March 2014 05:35 AM

    This is call BUSINESS deal. U don't vote against me... I wont arrest your fishermen. HA HA HAA Banana Republic!

    Ammaa Friday, 28 March 2014 02:30 PM

    Shameless India See the Mercy Rajapakse

    Diplomut Saturday, 29 March 2014 05:35 PM

    This is what you call " Gamey Petti Kadey Diplomacy". Treat the symptom. Tomorrow all these fishermen will be in Sri Lankan waters. via DM iPad app

    Saman Friday, 28 March 2014 05:41 AM

    [quote name="colombo sam"]Well done Sir! Finally India getting some sense in their head!!!![/quote]

    Wishful thinking...

    sk Friday, 28 March 2014 05:48 AM

    [quote name="Lanka Shantha"]Then Pakistan have that Hambantota harbor for them?[/quote]
    ha ha ha well said

    ABC Friday, 28 March 2014 09:08 AM

    Of course in return of not voting against SL. Good move. via DM Android App

    Punny Pellow Friday, 28 March 2014 03:41 AM

    What is the hurry?

    roshan Friday, 28 March 2014 09:12 AM

    goodwil gesture via DM Android App

    colombo sam Friday, 28 March 2014 09:16 AM

    Well done Sir! Finally India getting some sense in their head!!!!

    concern citizen Friday, 28 March 2014 09:20 AM

    Does this mean that Indian fisherman can just come into our waters and catch our fish now onwards? So all this time issue wasn't really breaking fishing boundaries rather it was an issue of voting against SL at UN?

    Ravana Friday, 28 March 2014 02:07 PM

    Very Good Decision Sir via DM Android App

    Labby Friday, 28 March 2014 06:01 AM

    Too little too late.


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