President orders release of over 50  Indian fisherman

President orders release of over 50 Indian fisherman

President orders release of over 50 Indian fisherman

Written by Staff Writer

24 Mar, 2015 | 1:16 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the release of Indian fishermen who violated the maritime borders and are now in Sri Lankan custody.

The Presidential Media Unit said that the 54 Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody will be released.

Meanwhile the Indo – Lanka fisheries discussions which were at a standstill for nearly a year commenced on Tuesday, March 24. .

Delegates representing Sri Lankan fishing community arrived in Chennai on Monday for discussions.

Delegates of both countries are expected to hold a meeting on Tuesday in an attempt to find out a solution to Indo – Lanka fisheries issue.

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