Sri Lanka likely to set free 99 Indian fishermen

Indian-fishermenThe Sri Lankan Government is expected to release 99 Indian fishermen, Indian media reports said.

According to News Today in India, the released fishermen from various coastal districts of Tamilnadu would reach their native place in a day or two.

Meanwhile quoting Rameswaram Fishermen Organisation president S Emerite, agency reports said that fishermen of his area had ventured into the sea in 396 mechanised boats on Monday.

Most of them were fishing near Katchatheevu when Sri Lankan Navy personnel arrived and allegedly damaged fishing nets of about 20 boats, asking them not to fish there, he said, adding, they returned to the shore.

In a related development, four fishermen were arrested for allegedly fishing in Sri Lankan waters on Monday night. He said the fishermen were fishing near Neduntheevu in Sri Lanka. The arrested fishermen have been taken to Kangesanthurai, he added. (Colombo Gazette)

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