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Sri Lanka releases all 54 Indian fishermen arrested this week


28 March 2021 02:29 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka has released all 54 Indian fishermen arrested this week for poaching in the country’s territorial waters, Indian officials confirmed on Saturday.

The Indian official sources here said that 40 of them were released on Friday and the remaining 14 have been released yesterday morning.

The 54 Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on March 24 at two different locations in the north and northeastern seas. The Navy also seized their five trawlers.

Upon their arrest, the Indian High Commission has reiterated that issues associated with Indian fishermen should be dealt in a humanitarian manner.

Accordingly, the fishermen were released following the request by the Government of India. (Darshana Sanjeea Balasuriya)

  Comments - 6

  • Lasith Sunday, 28 March 2021 02:58 PM

    What would have happened if Sri Lankan fishermen had poached in Indian waters?

    Jeeves Sunday, 28 March 2021 03:02 PM

    If there is no deterrent for encroaching our territorial boundaries, Indian fishermen will continue this practice, at unnecessary cost to our navy, our public money and our fishing resources!

    SarangaDS Sunday, 28 March 2021 03:04 PM

    Why is the Indian High Commissioner interfering in our domestic affairs, and our dealing with poachers? Do all Indian fishermen have his diplomatic immunity?

    Thavamanis1 Sunday, 28 March 2021 04:23 PM

    We need to ask Indian govt, whats the punishment they give for robbery? They rob ours and then talk about humanity

    Lol Sunday, 28 March 2021 04:36 PM

    What waste of time , energy and money. Kept in custody gave them food now released. Same think happened in Colombo 4 girls caught, transferred to police remand following day took them to courts and released FINED 50/- (one plan tea). What a joke what a judgement May be judge 95 years old and calculated and he was thought now year 2086. NOT 2021 my self and my friends all laughed from backside

    cardbode sando Sunday, 28 March 2021 10:15 PM

    mighty ,super brain president where are become a mouse when the Indians make a small noise.

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