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India, Sri Lanka continue to release jailed fishermen

Posted on Jan 18 2014 | IANS

Chennai, Jan 18 : The Tamil Nadu government said Saturday that orders have been issued by a Sri Lankan court for the release of 60 jailed Indian fishermen and 15 fishing boats confiscated by the island nation.

A similar order has been issued in Tamil Nadu for the release of 17 Sri Lankan fishermen and seven boats, said a state government statement.

Since Jan 13, 232 Indian fishermen (211 from Tamil Nadu and 22 from Puducherry) have been released by Sri Lanka, the statement added.

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