External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that 2,835 Indian fishermen have been released from Sri Lanka since 2014.
“Since 2014 the number of Indian fishermen released from Sri Lanka is 2,835,” Jaishankar said while speaking in Lok Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament.
Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the release of the Tamil fishermen, Jaishankar further said, “PM Modi has given attention to the problems of Tamil fishermen. PM has spoken with Sri Lankan President and PM on repeated occasions.”
He further said that if fishermen apprehended in Sri Lanka are released today, it is not because someone is writing letters in Chennai but because someone in Delhi is taking up the matter.