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Sri Lankan authorities release 109 Indian fishermen

The Sri Lankan government released 109 Indian fishermen on Sunday. They are expected to be repatriated over the next few days. 

Over 135 fishermen were in Sri Lankan custody for allegedly poaching in the island waters. Their trawlers and nets were confiscated by the Sri Lankan authorities. 

The release comes ahead of the St Anthony's festival on Katchatheevu island on February 23 and 24. 

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