Sri Lanka Navy facilitates repatriation of 77 Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka Navy today(03 August), facilitated repatriation of 77 Indian fishermen, who were released from Sri Lankan custody as a gesture of goodwill, after detaining them for poaching in the island’s territorial waters.

These fishermen were apprehended in separate arrests made by the Sri Lanka Navy and Coast Guard in the northern waters, for illegally venturing into Sri Lankan waters and engaging in bottom trawling, a destructive fishing method.

The Indian fishermen were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship Sarang this evening, at the International Maritime Boundary Line north of Kankasanthurai.