Sri Lanka to release Tamil Nadu fishermen: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Jan. 12 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa has said that the Government of Sri Lanka will start releasing jailed Tamil Nadu fishermen from Sunday.

The centre has informed the state government that it expected a majority of the 275 Tamil fishermen lodged in Sri Lankan jails to be released, said Jayalalithaa in a statement.

Meanwhile, representatives of fishermen unions of the two countries are scheduled to meet in Chennai on January 20 to discuss the issue.

The Tamil Nadu chief minister said, as per Centre's directions, 179 Sri Lankan fishermen lodged in Tamil Nadu jails will also be released soon.

--ANI (Posted on 12-01-2014)

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