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The Navy has arrested at least 37 Indian fishermen with five trawlers off Pulmodai, Trincomalee this morning while they were fishing in Sri Lankan waters, Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said.

They are being detained by the Trincomalee Navy camp and would be handed over to the Trincomalee harbour police today, he said.(Amadoru Amarajeewa)
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  • dalu banda Tuesday, 04 December 2012 01:53 AM

    Release them but confiscate the boats then there is no economy of catching fish in troubled water. Release the boats after next UN Human Right only if they (Indians) vote in favour of us.

    Lobo Tuesday, 04 December 2012 02:57 AM

    Perennial problem which will continue because its beyond the authorities to figure a way to stop this. Did they think of GPS??

    Nodrog Tuesday, 04 December 2012 02:59 AM

    India may be purposely and secretly encouraging poaching hoping it will escalate into a full blown issue and use it to discredit us.

    Ahmad Tuesday, 04 December 2012 05:02 AM

    why do Indian fisherman do it in sri lankan waters and sri lankan do it in Maldivian waters??

    chandler Tuesday, 04 December 2012 05:27 AM

    jaya will have a different storey.

    jacoob Tuesday, 04 December 2012 06:27 AM

    no they may have wanted just to pray the pre-historic Konesar Temple

    muckgona Monday, 03 December 2012 10:25 AM

    Conficate the catch, fine the the fisherman and only release the boats and fisherman when the fine is paid. Fines should be considerbale as they do in Australia, $70,000-$90000.a time.


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