Indian Envoy meets Jailed Fishermen in Lanka

Colombo, Nov 04: India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Yash Sinha on Tuesday met the five Indian fishermen, who are sentenced to death by the by the Colombo High Court. He assured them of the government support saying, all the efforts are being made to secure their early release and bring back to India.

On Nov 01, the families of the jailed fishermen supported by political parties including DMK, AIADMK, Congress and CPI(M) had launched a one-day fast appealing to the Centre and state government to take immediate steps to release them from Lanka's jail.

Last month the Colombo High Court had sentenced five Indians and three Sri Lankans to death on charges of drug smuggling. The eight accused were taken into custody for heroin drug running in 2011.

The Indian fishermen from Rameswaram - P. Emerson, P.Augustus, R.Wilson, K.Prasath, and J.Lanklet - were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in November 2011. They claimed that they have been falsely implicated in the case and their lawyers have said they would file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the sentence.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has strongly condemned the Sri Lankan court's ruling of death sentences to the fishermen.

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