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Modi welcomes Sri Lanka's decision to release Indian fishermen

2014 May 27

Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi has welcomed Sri Lankan government's move to release Indian fishermen ahead of his swearing-in ceremony.

"I welcome the step by Sri Lanka and Pakistan to release our fishermen. I welcome our fishermen brothers back home," Modi wrote on Twitter.

Sri Lanka announced to release fishemen caught in its waters as a goodwill gesture ahead of President Mahinda Rajpaksa's visit to Modi's swearing-in ceremony.

Modi also expressed gratitude to SAARC leaders for accepting his invitation.

"Great having leaders from SAARC nations and Mauritius join us during the ceremony. Their presence will make the occasion more memorable," he wrote.

India will get the new Prime Minister after Modi takes the oath at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday. Elaborate arrangement has been made to make the ceremony a success. As per reports, arrangement for more than 5000 guests have been made.

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