Apr 22, 2021

SL fishermen arrested in Myanmar to be repatriated tomorrow Featured

The Foreign Ministry has taken steps to repatriate the 12 Sri Lankan fishermen arrested in Myanmar, tomorrow (23).

The Foreign Ministry stated that the fishermen were released after several rounds of talks with the Government of Myanmar.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry says that they will be flown from Yangon in Myanmar to Singapore tomorrow on Singapore Airlines flight SQ761 and will be flown to Colombo on Singapore Airlines flight SQ468 from Singapore.  Arrangements have been made to quarantine the fishermen under current health procedures.

The following persons have been released from custody in Myanmar: A.C.I. Fernando, L.A. Nirmitha Srilal, H.S. Chaminda, H.S. Jayantha, D.K.S.S. Hemachandra, D.M.K. Madushanka, K.M. Fernando, S. Nanayakkara, W.N. Fernando, T.K.N. Peiris, J.K.S. Lal Perera and W.A.S. Fernando, the statement adds.

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