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China has called on Sri Lanka to release 37 Chinese fishermen detained by the Sri Lankan navy, China's Xinhua state news agency reported on Monday, in a case that could test increasingly close ties between Beijing and Colombo.
Sri Lanka's navy arrested the fishermen on Sunday night. They were aboard two trawlers off the Sri Lankan east coast town of Batticaloa, Xinhua said.
"The Chinese embassy ... has urged Sri Lankan authorities to handle the issue in accordance with the law, sort out the truth and release the Chinese fishermen as soon as possible," Xinhua said. (Source: Reuters)

  Comments - 35

  • Prem Tuesday, 07 August 2012 06:30 AM

    Do it according to law.

    John Tuesday, 07 August 2012 05:16 PM

    My teacher in school told us over 50 years ago that we were the only island in the world which imported true still?!

    RajasH Tuesday, 07 August 2012 06:45 AM

    Chinese fishermen..? how did they stray so far in to Sri Lankan water. Sounds fishy

    Fain Monday, 06 August 2012 03:37 PM

    Hope GOSL releases them soon.

    Seelawansa Tuesday, 07 August 2012 07:28 AM

    No arguments. Release them immediately. Otherwise, no more Chinese money for Sri Lanka. We are now under China's palm. Chinese behave like international thugs. See what they are going against Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia. They think other's seas are their.

    CHANDRAPALA Monday, 06 August 2012 03:44 PM

    Chinese fishermen and South Indian fishermen.The law should be equal to every one who violate the International maritime law

    Kodage Monday, 06 August 2012 03:38 PM

    You know the consequeneces if they are not released immediately

    MI Monday, 06 August 2012 04:24 PM


    kumara Tuesday, 07 August 2012 07:46 AM

    No sea route between chine and srilanka..doing something illegal.

    Dadoriya Monday, 06 August 2012 04:50 PM

    It will be an order!

    Senna Monday, 06 August 2012 04:43 PM

    True. Law and order should be applied accordingly. However they will be free like the way Indian Fishermen are freed.

    Rate Mahaththaya Monday, 06 August 2012 05:00 PM

    handle with care

    tissa Monday, 06 August 2012 05:28 PM

    The law should be same for any one volating maritime law.Whay have they come in to our waters?? Just to take the catch of our own fisherman and sweep our sea beds.this is rediculous.They should be punished as per the law.

    Mr. B Wijeyasingha Monday, 06 August 2012 07:39 PM

    What in the world are Chinese trawlers doing in Sri Lankan waters? are they fishermen or do they have another job as well?

    Trehan Munasinghe Monday, 06 August 2012 08:02 PM

    Good demand for Sri Lankan fish...

    Ruwan W. Monday, 06 August 2012 07:56 PM


    mojo Monday, 06 August 2012 08:17 PM

    If one or two get kill, then you know the chinese ,they are not like indiannnnnns...

    Imran Hussein Monday, 06 August 2012 08:24 PM

    Tail between the legs and knees are trembling. lol
    Will be released at ones. No media allowed to report on this issue, thus giving a golden opportunity to India.

    saman Monday, 06 August 2012 09:30 PM

    Put them in prisson for life. No Chinese aid after that but Sri Lanka will be better off with less debt.

    singing fish Monday, 06 August 2012 09:33 PM

    Srilanka without delay at once must release the chinese fishermen because it depends on china for developement.

    Rom Monday, 06 August 2012 10:17 PM

    It is an order!!!! As we know they "helped" us during the end of the war , Now .........,,,,,,,,,,,,.

    Chandler Monday, 06 August 2012 10:49 PM

    When law is NOT law.

    Ranjitdea Monday, 06 August 2012 11:29 PM

    Release the Chinese and charge the two Sri Lankns involved. This may be a big racket involving Sri Lankans as well

    #shanker Monday, 06 August 2012 11:23 PM

    ha ha now boat people are coming to sri lakna too,chinese know sri lankan is going to be a wonder of asia.

    Em Tuesday, 07 August 2012 09:30 AM

    Just imagine if they become a super power.. Then it is the disaster.

    N Wimaldasa Monday, 06 August 2012 11:44 PM

    GOSL should respected PRC aggremant of Chines fishmens, according legal framework ;relase without dealy.
    China is our freindly nation.
    They respect and honor our natioanl sovereignty and terrorial sovereignty and indepandance Sri lankan since 1957.

    lal Tuesday, 07 August 2012 12:19 AM

    Do the best to resolve the issue quickly and fairly. They are our best friends, unlike those paraya fellows who pretend to be friends, and then backstab Sri Lanka.

    Cyclops Tuesday, 07 August 2012 01:48 AM

    With close ties with China, anything goes!

    citizen1 Tuesday, 07 August 2012 02:31 AM

    These guys should be deported and China should pay for their flight back.

    Arul Tuesday, 07 August 2012 02:54 AM

    Yes Master

    Sea Food Lover Tuesday, 07 August 2012 11:27 AM

    Yes Chinaware

    Nodrog Tuesday, 07 August 2012 03:33 AM

    China has requested the law be applied prior to releasing the fishermen unlike India who demand their fishermen be released without due process.

    Afker Tuesday, 07 August 2012 12:02 PM

    You mean disaster for India ..

    abcd Tuesday, 07 August 2012 03:52 AM

    i it is better to release them as soon as possible ..........

    Jay Tuesday, 07 August 2012 12:47 PM

    Why do the capture SL fishermans try to fish in Australian water.

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