The Fisheries Ministry is making efforts to release the fishing vessels and other equipment, which are in the custody of Indian and Sri Lankan authorities.
“During a recent visit by UNP MP R. Yogarajan to India, he met its fishery officials and discussed the release of Sri Lankan vessels detained by Indian custody. The discussions resulted in agreements to exchange the fishing vessels between the two countries,” the Fisheries State Minister Dilip Wedaarachchi said today.
“Mr. Yogarajan told Parliament about the views expressed by Indian fishing authorities while I expressed the views of the Fisheries Ministry at the sessions yesterday. A report will be handed over to the ministry secretary next week for President Maithripala Sirisena’s approval,” the State Minister said.