Indian envoy in Lanka assures ‘unstinted support’ to fishermen

downloadCOLOMBO/NEW DELHI: India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka today met the five Indian fishermen, who have been sentenced to death by a court here for alleged drug trafficking, and assured them of “unstinted support” by the government to secure their early release and repatriation.

Indian envoy Yash Sinha, who visited Welikada Prison in Colombo this morning, met the five fishermen at the Superintendent’s office where he handed over some clothes and toiletries and enquired about their welfare, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said in New Delhi.

“He (Sinha) assured them of unstinted support and cooperation of government of India in ensuring that their case receives the utmost attention. He also assured them that the government will make all e ..