Presidents Indian tour would release fishermen

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 13:17

Fisheries State Minister Deleep Weda-arachchi states that arrested fishermen of both countries will be released in conjunction with the Indian tour of President Maithreepala Sirisena.

In addition, measures will be taken to release 18 fishing vessels seized by India and 86 fishing vessels seized by Sri Lanka.

Fisheries State Minister Deleep Weda-arachchi also stated that legal measures are being taken through the Department of Attorney General regarding the matter.

The minister also added that a group of officers from Fisheries Ministry left for India to discuss necessary measures with the Indian government.