More than 73 fishermen in Sri Lankan custody released

More than 73 fishermen in Sri Lankan custody released

More than 73 fishermen in Sri Lankan custody released

Written by Staff Writer

23 Jul, 2016 | 3:42 pm

Minister of Fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera says that the 73 Indian fishermen who were in the custody of the Sri Lankan authorities have been released.

The Minister added that at present, no Indian fishermen are in the custody of the Sri Lankan authorities. However, he said that their fishing vessels are in the custody of the state.

The fishermen are due to be handed over to the Indian authorities by the Sri Lankan Navy.

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