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Ten Indian fishermen were apprehended along with two fishing trawlers by the Navy, for poaching in Sri Lankan waters, in two separate incidents inTaleimannar and Karainagar last night.

Navy said four Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler, engaged in illegal fishing activities, were apprehended in the seas off Talaimannar.

The apprehended fishermen and trawler were handed over to the Mannar fisheries authorities for onward action.

Meanwhile, naval personnel attached to SLNS Elara located in Karainagar in the Northern Naval Command apprehended another six Indian fishermen who were poaching in the seas off Delft Island.

Navy said along with the suspects, a fishing trawler and two unauthorized fishing nets were also taken into custody. “Upon bringing the apprehended fishermen and items to the Naval Base SLNS Elara, they were handed over to the Jaffna Fisheries Director for further investigation” Navy said.

The arrest comes a day after eight Indian fishermen were detained by Sri Lankan Navy along with one boat near Neduntheevu in Palk Strait.

Immediate release of the fishermen presently in custody has been announced following the ministerial level talks between Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of India Radha Mohan Singh and Minister for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development of Sri Lanka Mahinda Amaraweera in Colombo.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

 

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  • ceylon Sunday, 08 January 2017 10:22 AM

    jail them accordig to law as theives.what is the problem. via DM Android App

    ANTON Sunday, 08 January 2017 11:27 AM

    EITHER THEY ARE MAD OR WE ARE MAD........

    Kamal Sunday, 08 January 2017 12:44 PM

    Hold on....don't rush. Indian Navy has not moved out to Mars.

    Ruwan Sunday, 08 January 2017 01:02 PM

    15yrs jail term

    nick Sunday, 08 January 2017 05:19 PM

    paneer will right a another copy paste (late jays) letter to modi modi as usual will put in the dustbin via DM Android App


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