India releases 5 Sri Lankan fishermen with the assistance of Navy, Coast Guard and Indian Coast Guard

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Five Sri Lankan fishermen arrested by the Indian Coast Guard for trespassing into the Indian territorial waters, were released form Indian custody with the assistance of Sri Lanka Navy and Coast Guard Department on Tuesday (15).

The repatriation of fishermen took place at the IMBL north of Kankesanthurei.

Sri Lanka Coast Guard’s Fast Attack Craft CG 402 and the Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Ameya’ were deployed for this mission. The released fishermen which were escorted by the Navy and Coast Guard to the Kankesanthurei Harbour, were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Jaffna.

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