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India seeks resolution for fishermen charged in Sri Lankan Navy incident

June 30, Colombo (LNW): India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is actively working on the case of ten Indian fishermen facing charges in Sri Lanka related to the death of a Sri Lankan Navy sailor during an operation on June 24, India’s ANI News reported.

MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal emphasised India’s commitment to the welfare of its fishermen and the ongoing efforts to secure their return.

The High Commission in Colombo is handling the matter, engaging with Sri Lankan authorities.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has written to External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, highlighting the frequent arrests of Tamil Nadu fishermen and requesting immediate intervention for the release of 47 fishermen and 166 boats held by Sri Lankan authorities.

Jaishankar responded, affirming that the Indian High Commission and the Consulate in Jaffna are working towards the early release of the detained fishermen, assuring continued efforts to protect the interests of the fishing community.

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