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27 TN fishermen arrive at Rameswaram

[Hindu, Saturday, 29 December 2012 10:13 No Comment]

The 27 fishermen, who were taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy recently and later released by a court, arrived in Rameswaram on Saturday.

A court at Trincomalee had on Wednesday ordered their release and their four boats seized by the Lankan Navy.

The fishermen, who belonged to Karaikal and Nagapattinam, were arrested on December 23 when they were fishing reportedly in the Lankan maritime area.

Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya had said on December 24 that the Indians were arrested for “poaching inside Sri Lanka international maritime border limits off the eastern coast.”

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