138 Indian fishermen detained by Lanka released
Posted on: 03:14 PM IST Feb 18, 2011
New Delhi: Sri Lanka on Friday released 138 Indian fishermen who were detained off the Jaffna coast yesterday. But the 112 fishermen held earlier are still in Lankan custody.
The fishermen were captured while they ventured into Lankan waters.
Earlier External affairs minister SM Krishna is said to have called his counterpart GL Peiris to express concern at the arrest.
The fisherman were logded in the Jaffna Jail after they were arrested for straying into Lankan waters on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Sri Lankan navy has also taken custody of 25 Indian trawlers.