President orders release of 29 Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered the release of the 29 Indian fishermen arrested on Sunday as a goodwill measure, Presidential Media Division said today. Sri Lankan Navy personnel arrested 29 Indian fishermen for poaching in seas north of Talaimannar on Sunday.

The arrested fishermen along their 6 boats were taken to Talaimannar and handed over to the fisheries inspector in charge of the area.

The fishermen are from Rameswaram.

(Ada Derana)