Written by Bella Dalima
14 Jan, 2014 | 10:03 pm
Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Rajitha Senaratne left for New Delhi on Tuesday evening to attend a discussion over the brewing Indo – Lanka fishermen issue.
The discussion has been organised by the High Commissions of both countries as per the request of the Indian Centre. Prior to his departure, the Minister commented on the discussion that will take place tomorrow.
Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam speaking to Newsfirst said that he too will accompany the Minister for tomorrow’s dialogue with the Indian authorities.
Meanwhile, operations to release the fishermen from Sri Lanka and India, detained in both countries, commenced on Monday.
In response to the release of twenty five Sri Lankan fishermen from Tamil Nadu, fifty Indian fishermen were released from Sri Lankan jails.
Speaking to Newsfirst, Deputy High Commissioner to India A.S. Khan said that the vessels of the released fishermen are still in Indian custody.
The released Sri Lankan fishermen were handed over to the Chennai branch of the Sri Lankan High Commission, and Indian Fishermen who were released in Jaffna were handed over to officials from the Indian High Commission.
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