This Article is From Jul 02, 2013

Sri Lankan court orders release of 24 Indian fishermen

Sri Lankan court orders release of 24 Indian fishermen
Rameswaram: A Sri Lankan court today ordered release of 24 Indian fishermen, arrested by its Navy last month near Katchatheevu.

As many as 49 fishermen were arrested with their 10 mechanised boats by the Sri Lankan Navy personnel on June 5.

While 24 fishermen from Rameswaram were released today, the remaining would be produced before the court on July 4, officials sources said.

Meanwhile, a meeting of All Fishermen's Associations in Rameswaram today decided to meet Sri Lanka's Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa on July 6 when he would be visiting New Delhi, and request him to help them in fishing in a harmonious way in the traditional areas of fishing.
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