SL to transfer TN fishermen on death row to India: Swamy

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BJP Leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said the five Tamil Nadu fishermen sentenced to death in Sri Lanka for drug smuggling would be transferred to an Indian prison, citing a telephonic discussion between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

 

‘Namo and Rajapaksa spoke on the phone yesterday and agreed to process papers and transfer five convicted fishermen to Indian jail. I am vindicated!’ Swamy tweeted on Monday.

 

Later, he was quoted by ANI as saying that the fishermen will ‘soon be released to Indian authorities’

 

‘Talks have been held between Rajapaksa and Modi ji. The issue of Tamil fishermen who were to be hanged was raised. Also they (fishermen) will soon be released to the Indian authorities. Rajapaksa said there is an agreement between India and Sri Lanka for transfer of sentenced person. Have been invited to Sri Lanka on the 24th, hope to bring back the fishermen," he said.

 

However, the Ministry of External Affairs has not yet confirmed any such move, India Today reported.

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  • Sun Madique Monday, 10 November 2014 03:12 PM

    Poor buggers. Surely the SL prisons are better

    Nims Tuesday, 11 November 2014 03:43 AM

    Yeh mate, these convicts must buy a lotto before they leave SL

    bababoo Monday, 10 November 2014 05:07 PM

    This is the man who says that the UNHRC is powerless. That is to make is handles happy. Take what he says with a pinch of salt.

    Leon gunawardena Tuesday, 11 November 2014 06:43 AM

    Confiscated drugs also should be returned. Otherwise the our drug mudalalees would smugle f them . L

    Waco Monday, 10 November 2014 12:13 PM

    Thank God, India is helping Sti Lanka?

    Waco Monday, 10 November 2014 12:14 PM

    Thank God, India is helping Sti Lanka?

    Rudra Monday, 10 November 2014 12:20 PM

    This will be a big blow to Vaiko and DMK maggots trying to make political mileage.


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