Swaraj to hold meeting on arrest of fishermen in Sri Lanka

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is to hold a meeting tomorrow in New Delhi to discuss the issues on the frequent arrest of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lanka Navy and also alleged confiscation of the boats.

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said he would seek the External Affairs Minister’s intervention to secure the release of the fishermen and their fishing boats, The Hindu newspaper reported.

He said some fishermen from Karaikal were languishing in prisons in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)