Sri Lankan court orders release of 30 Tamil Nadu fishermen

Rameswaram: A Sri Lankan court on Wednesday ordered release of 30 fishermen from Rameswaram, arrested last month by Island Navy on charges of poaching, according to Fishermen Association sources here.

President of Pamban Fishermen's Association U Arulanandam said they have received a communication stating that a court in Mannar has ordered the release of the fishermen, arrested on April 06 while fishing near Katchatheevu.

 Sri Lankan court orders release of 30 Tamil Nadu fishermen

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Magistrate of the court Aananthi Kanagaraj had also ordered for returning of their seized boats, he said.

PTI

Updated Date: May 08, 2013 14:51:18 IST