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* Indian fishermen complain of Sri Lanka Navy attack
Tue, Feb 5, 2013, 11:49 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy personnel have allegedly attacked 12 fishermen from Tamil Nadu while fishing near Katchatheevu island, Indian officials have said.

The officials say the Tamil Nadu fishermen from Thondi in Ramanathapuram District, were fishing in a mechanized boat when they were surrounded by the Sri Lankan Navy men and thrashed with sticks.

They allege that the naval men also cut their fishing nets, dumped their catch into the sea, and took away their GPS equipment and cell phones.

According to the officials the fishermen were detained for more than two hours. The injured fishermen have been treated in outpatient department of a government hospital, officials said.

Sri Lanka Navy denies its personnel attack the Indian fishermen who are poaching in Sri Lankan waters despite warnings.

In January, Sri Lankan Navy personnel offered tea and biscuits to a group of fishermen from Tamil Nadu fishing in the Sri Lankan waters near Katchatheevu and given them a friendly warning that they are in Sri Lanka's territorial waters.

Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy last month said Sri Lanka and India will soon ink an agreement to draw a fishing boundary in the Palk Strait to end the continuing skirmishes between the Sri Lankan Navy and the Indian fishermen invading Sri Lanka's territorial waters.

** Related Story :: India, Sri Lanka to draw a fishing boundary to solve fishermen issues



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