11 TN fishermen arrested for fishing in SL waters

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Eleven Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy while engaging in illegal fishing in the seas off the Analathivu Island.

The Navy said a group of naval personnel attached to the Northern Naval Command, during a routine patrol arrested the Indian fishermen along with two fishing trawlers last night.

The arrested fishermen and seized fishing trawlers were brought to the naval base SLNS Elara and the fishermen were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Jaffna for onward legal action, following a medical test.

Meanwhile, the Indian media reported that the fishermen were from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.

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