Tamil Diplomat

Presdient orders 86 Indian fishermen to be released

President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered that 86 Indian fishermen who are currently in Sri Lankan custody to be released as a gesture of goodwill for the visit of Indian Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi. The Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy last month off Mullaitheewu seas allegedly for entering and fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters.