Wednesday, 28 May 2014 - 13:09
India releases all Sri Lankan fishermen in its custody
India has agreed to release 85 Sri Lankan fishermen who are lodged in different jails in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
This was conveyed to Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa when he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday.
In a good will gesture, the Sri Lankan government had released all the Indian fishermen in their custody before President Rajapaksa's visit.
The key issues of rehabilitation and reconstruction and the 13th amendment was the subject of conversation between the two leaders.
Modi requested the government of Sri Lanka to expedite the process of national reconciliation in a manner that meets the aspirations of the Tamil community for a life of equality, justice, peace and dignity in a united Sri Lanka.
The conversation covered areas of crucial security cooperation between Sri Lanka and India.