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Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 5.47 GMT
India to release Sri Lankan fishermen


India has agreed to release 85 Sri Lankan fishermen who are lodged in different jails in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

This was conveyed to President Mahinda Rajapaksa when he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday morning. In a good will gesture, the Sri Lankan government had released all the Indian fishermen in their custody before Rajapaksa’s visit behalf of the new Prime Minister’s swear-in, Indian media reported.

The conversation covered areas of crucial security cooperation between Sri Lanka and India. The two countries, along with Maldives form a trilateral grouping on security and intelligence in the Indian Ocean, a move that sources say, has been very successful. The trio recently invited Mauritius to join the grouping.




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