The fishermen were arrested for poaching in the country’s waters off the north west of Talaimannar and Palk Strait this morning, Navy spokesman Akram Alavi said.
The mail said the fishermen have been released on November 7 from their exclusive economic zone.
An official of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) has confirmed that “27 Indian fishermen were arrested with their four fishing vessels.”
Coast Guard operation Centre in Gandhinagar confirmed the incident but refused to divulge any detail.
All the fishermen were part of a larger group, which had put out to sea in 531 boats on Monday.
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).