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20 fishermen repatriated to Tamil Nadu after arrest by Sri Lankan navy

Twenty Tamil Nadu fishermen who were arrested by the Sri Lankan navy earlier this year for allegedly poaching in the island's waters, were repatriated to India on Wednesday. 

The men, who had been arrested in January - February 2017, were handed over to the Indian coast guard at the International Maritime Boundary Line, PTI reported. 

Last week India's government informed the Rajya Sabha that 144 fishermen were detained by Sri Lankan authorities, alongside 144 fishing boats.