Negombo Fishermen Set for Return Following Amnesty

Negombo Fishermen Set for Return Following Myanmar Amnesty

by Staff Writer 18-04-2024 | 6:25 AM

COLOMBO (News 1st); A group of Sri Lankan fishermen who were sentenced in Myanmar are set to return home, soon.

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Myanmar, has announced that the 15 Sri Lankan fishermen, who have been granted amnesty from Myanmar's custody, are slated to be repatriated to Sri Lanka within the current month.

The amnesty granted to them coincides with Myanmar's designated amnesty day.

This group comprises fishermen who embarked from Negombo aboard two vessels.

Previously, they had been convicted and sentenced to seven years of rigorous imprisonment for offenses related to illegal fishing and the unauthorized entry into Myanmar's territorial waters, contravening immigration regulations.