50 Indian fishermen arrested

29 July 2014 07:20 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Fifty Indian fishermen from Nagapattinam found poaching in Sri Lankan waters had been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in the seas off Point Pedro Monday night, the Navy said.

Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said seven fishing vessels had also been confiscated.

He said the fishermen had violated the International Maritime Boundary Line and were using the illegal method of bottom trawling.

“The fishermen together with their trawlers brought to KKS harbour and they would be handed over to the fisheries authorities in Jaffna for legal action,” he said.

Meanwhile, Indian media reported the fishermen had frequently complained about the harassment that they go through without any effective measure being implemented. On Monday fishermen held a demonstration in Tamil Nadu.(DS)

  Comments - 4

  • Saskia Tuesday, 29 July 2014 09:57 AM

    I think SL embassy first needs to teach the SL navy personal how to treat the captured fishermen, in general how to treat other humans.

    ABC Tuesday, 29 July 2014 02:13 PM

    Can SL emabssy help to educate fishermen since TN not willing to help us via DM Android App

    sada Tuesday, 29 July 2014 08:50 AM

    Don't worry, they will be released soon unconditionally.by our leader.

    Sailor Boy Wednesday, 30 July 2014 12:34 PM

    Saskia girl. Why dont you join an Indian fishing flotilla and get yourself arrested by the SL to see how safe youll be in their hands. You will be much safer than in the hands of Indian Police. via DM iPad app


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