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Fishermen released by Sri Lanka arrive in Tamil Nadu

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Published: 06:36 GMT, Aug 4, 2017 |
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Seventy-seven Tamil Nadu fishermen belonged to Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Nagapattinam and Karaikal districts arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in separate incidents this year on charges of poaching, arrived at the Karaikal early today after their release by the island nation.

Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar, Handlooms Minister O S Manian and family members and relatives of the fishermen were among those who received them at the port, official sources said.

The Sri Lankan Government had on July 28 agreed to release the fishermen.