24 Indian fishermen arrested in SL waters

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Twenty-four Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Naval personnel on Sunday for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

“Fifteen fishermen, who were fishing between Katchathivu and Talaimannar, were arrested and taken to Talaimannar,” Assistant Director of Fisheries in Rameshwaram, Kulanjinathan said.

Nine others fishing near Neduntheevu were arrested and taken to Kangasanthurai, he said.

The four boats of the fishermen, hailing from this town and Jagadapagttinam village, were seized, he added.(PTI)

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  • ANTON Sunday, 05 March 2017 12:02 PM


    ceylon Sunday, 05 March 2017 12:53 PM

    if entered the country and steal the assetsjail them according to law.confiscate boats.decades ago annualy confisticate dozens of such biats.why lawless now. via DM Android App

    Selvyn Monday, 06 March 2017 05:44 PM

    They dont deserve any mercy for they are destroying the marine life without any concerns for future generations via DM Android App

    Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 05 March 2017 04:25 PM

    The Indians will learn only by strict action that they are not allowed to steal fish in the waters of Sri Lanka. They should be deported only after payment of a high fine. The confiscated trawlers should be sold by auction.

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