The release of Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka is a moment for both countries to build on.
Five of them are slated to land at Chennai international airport on Thursday.
India filed an appeal in SC of Lanka against a verdict of the HC awarding death sentence fishermen for alleged drug smuggling.
The court verdict had led to protests in parts of Tamil Nadu and sporadic violence broke out in and around Rameswaram island.
Verdict spurs widespread protests, road and rail traffic affected.
The five Indians are among a group of eight people sentenced to death by the high court in Colombo.
The marines were arrested on February 19, 2012.
The Prime Minister’s Office said, “Prime Minister Renzi requested for early resolution of the Italian Marine issue.
The 43 fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested between July 16 and July 21.
Pakistan PM Nawaz Shariff instructs govt to handover seized fishing boats to India.
73 Indian fishermen have been arrested in Sri Lanka, days after it released 33 fishermen from the country.
The Sri Lankan Navy personnel came in four boats near Katchatheevu and arrested the 29 fishermen on May 31 night.
She recalled that there were 67 incidents of attacks on fishermen of Tamil Nadu in past 3 years by SL Navy.
Pakistan released 59 Indian fishermen from Malir jail in Karachi and 92 from Nara jail in Hyderabad in Sindh province.
“I welcome the step by Sri Lanka & Pakistan to release our fishermen. I welcome our fishermen brothers back home!,” Modi tweeted.