Puducherry CM says Sri Lanka expected to free six boats

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy says Sri Lanka is expected to release six boats seized from fishermen in Karaikal, The Hindu newspaper reported.

Narayanasamy said Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj had informed him about Sri Lanka’s decision to handover six of the 10 boats seized from fishermen in Karaikal.

He said the territorial administration had taken up with the Ministry of External Affairs the issue of boats seized by Sri Lankan Navy.

The island nation had conveyed its decision to release six fishermen from Karaikal lodged in Sri Lankan jail, he said. (Colombo Gazette)

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