Released fishermen arrives in Tamil Nadu

Rameswaram, Apr 9: The 99 Tamil Nadu fishermen, released by the Sri Lankan government in the last few days as a goodwill gesture, arrived at Karaikal this evening, official sources said here.

The fishermen had been arrested by the Sri Lankan navy personnel on different dates on charges of fishing in their territory, Gopinath, Assistant Director Fisheries Department said.

Released fishermen arrives in Tamil Nadu

The navy personnel handed over the fishermen to Indian Coast Guard near the International Maritime Boundary Line.

The coast guard brought them in two ships to Karaikal this evening. Of them, 48 fishermen belonged to Rameswaram, he said.


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