New Delhi, Jan. 15 (ANI): Sri Lanka is set to release all the 104 Indian fishermen from its prisons in view of Pongal which is being celebrated in Tamil Nadu today.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa said that Sri Lanka has already released 55 of them and handed over to the Indian consulate officials at Jaffna.
In a statement issued in Chennai, she said, the rest of the fishermen lodged in various prisons would also be released very soon.
The state government has made arrangements for sending them back to their homes in Ramnad, Nagapattinam, Tanjore and Pudukottai districts once they arrive at Rameswaram.
The fishermen were apprehended by Sri Lankan navy on charges of poaching from 8th November last year to the 5th of this month. (ANI)