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Sri Lanka releases 37 Chinese fishermen

Updated: 2012-08-07 07:45
By Zhou Wa ( China Daily)

Thirty-seven Chinese fishermen detained by the Sri Lankan navy on Sunday night were not involved in illegal fishing, and the detention was a misunderstanding, Yuan Baisheng, a consul of the Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka, told China Daily on Monday.

According to the embassy, the fishermen are employed by two trawlers owned by a Sri Lankan shipping company.

The fishermen have been released, the Chinese embassy confirmed on Monday.

Sri Lanka releases 37 Chinese fishermen