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India and Sri Lanka hold talks to find solution to fishermen arrests

India and Sri Lanka held talks on Saturday aimed at finding a permanent solution to the arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy. 

Both sides pledged to find a permanent solution to the arrests, the Times of India reported. 

India's minister of agriculture and farmers welfare, Radha Mohan Singh and Sri Lanka's fisheries minister Mahinda Amaraweera took part. 

"The Ministers agreed that a permanent solution to the fishermen issues should be found at the earliest," Sri Lanka's ministry of external affairs said in a statement.

"The Indian side was satisfied with the progress on release of apprehended fishermen and detained fishing vessels in the recent past, while reiterating the release of all the remaining Indian fishing vessels in Sri Lankan custody," the MEA said.