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Tamil Nadu CM thanks Modi over fishermen release urges more intervention with Sri Lanka

The chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday expressed his thanks to the Indian premier, Narendra Modi for securing the release of 75 Tamil Nadu fishermen who were detained in Sri Lanka, however he urged Mr Modi to ensure release of over 107 fishing boats impounded by the Sri Lankan navy. 

“On behalf of the people of Tamil Nadu, I thank you for your personal intervention and sincere efforts which have enabled the release of the fishermen and the boats,” Mr Palaniswami was quoted by the New Indian Express as saying. 

"The State received communication from the external affairs ministry about the release of 42 boats even before Prime Minister returned after inaugurating former president APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial on July 27," he said. "Now information reaching here said a court in Lanka ordered the release of 75 men."