Steps have been taken to repatriate the 12 Sri Lankan fishermen arrested in Myanmar, tomorrow (23), the Foreign Ministry said.
They said the fishermen were released after several rounds of talks with the Government of Myanmar.
The arrested fishermen will be flown from Yangon in Myanmar to Singapore tomorrow on Singapore Airlines flight SQ761 and will be flown to Colombo on Singapore Airlines flight SQ468 from Singapore.
The Foreign Ministry had listed the persons who had been released from custody in Myanmar as follows: A.C.I. Fernando, L.A. Nirmitha Srilal, H.S. Chaminda, H.S. Jayantha, D.K.S.S. Hemachandra, D.M.K. Madushanka, K.M. Fernando, S. Nanayakkara, W.N. Fernando, T.K.N. Peiris, J.K.S. Lal Perera and W.A.S. Fernando.
“Arrangements have been made to quarantine the fishermen under current health procedures, the Ministry added.