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Mar 17, 2013 at 01:26am IST

Tamil Nadu: 34 fishermen released from Sri Lanka arrive at Rameswaram

Rameswaram: A day after a Sri Lankan court ordered their release, 34 Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were taken into custody by the Island Navy for trespassing into their waters, arrived at Rameswaram on Saturday night. The fishermen along with their five boats were earlier handed over to the Indian Coast Guard at the International Maritime Boundary Line by the Lankan Navy, officials said.

After India lodged a protest against detention of its fishermen, a court in the island nation had ordered their release on Friday. The fishermen from Thangachimadam, part of a group which had ventured into the sea, were arrested on March 14, 2013, on the charge of trespassing and poaching in Sri Lankan waters.