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Thirty-seven Indian fishermen in nine trawlers were detained by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly intruding into Sri Lankan waters yesterday, navy spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said.

Four trawlers and 15 fishermen were arrested off the Delft Sea area while the others were arrested off Talaimannar.

The fishermen who were arrested are to be handed over to the Talaimannar police today. (Chaturanga Pradeep-DM Online)

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  • R Abel Tuesday, 15 October 2013 06:16 AM

    High time this nonsense is stopped.
    Why not mark the maritime boundaries by introducing floating buoys.

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 15 October 2013 06:31 AM

    When will this madness end? What is the new admin in the North going to do about this to safeguard their own fishermen? This will show if their loyalty is to their people or to India.

    dickie bird Tuesday, 15 October 2013 07:00 AM

    Decide or not the CHOGM will go on.


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