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Sri Lanka Govt releases 76 Indian fishermen as 'goodwill' gesture

New Delhi, August 30 : The Sri Lanka Government on Wednesday released 76 Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture.

On Aug 10, the Sri Lankan Navy had apprehended four Tamil Nadu fishermen along with a country boat near Punkudi Island.

Meanwhile, also on Aug 10, 12 Indian fishermen had been sent to remand till August 23 by a Sri Lankan court.

Earlier, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapady K. Palanisamy, in a letter, urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and secure the release of 64 fishermen from Tamil Nadu lodged in a Sri Lankan jail and 125 detained mechanised boats.

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