Sri Lanka Navy assists returning Sri Lankan fishermen in Indian custody.
The fishermen who are from Trincomalee and Negambo had ventured out to sea for deep sea fishing. Subsequently they had been arrested by Indian authorities for allegedly fishing in Indian waters on November 24th and December 05th last year (2009) and taken to India. The timely involvement of the Sri Lanka Government led to the early return of these eleven Sri Lankan nationals. The returning fishermen arrived at the Mannar Naval Base on board two Fast Attack Craft and a Water Jet craft which were dispatched to take charge of them by Naval authorities.
The eleven fishermen, six from Trincomalee and five from Negambo will return back to their respective areas after completing required formalities.
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