Pakistan also said on Thursday that it would released 113 Indian fishermen lodged in a jail in Karachi. They are expected to be handed over to Indian authorities at Wagah border.
The fishermen were arrested by Pakistan’s Maritime Security forces on Friday night in the Arabian Sea.
Karunanidhi, however, welcomed Sirisena’s statement that his country wanted a solution to this issue without affecting the ties with India.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed Lankan navy to seize boats .
The arrests came ahead of announcement of the dates for the direct fisher community talks between India and Sri Lanka.
86 Indian fishermen arrested for allegedly poaching in Sri Lankan waters are set to be released as a goodwill gesture.
Wickramasinghe said the shooting of fishermen does not amount to human rights violations.
Alleged that Indian fishermen were taking away the livelihood of Northern Lanka fishermen.
The fishermen were arrested on Friday off the eastern coast of Mullaithivu, Naval spokesman Commander Indika Silva said.
Until now, the fishermen were warned not to cross the International Maritime Boundary (IMB).
Out of the 57, 53 are seaworthy while the remaining four need some repair.
The fishermen had been held in Karachi for allegedly violating territorial waters in the Arabian Sea.
Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera will visit India from January 17 to 19.
According to Coast Guard sources, the surveillance along the coast has been stepped up following the recent terror threat.
On September 12, Latorre was allowed by the court to go to Italy for treatment after a brain stroke.