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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 19 Indian fishermen poaching in territorial waters
Sun, Feb 2, 2014, 11:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 02, Jaffna: Sri Lanka Navy personnel Saturday arrested 19 Indian fishermen and seized five boats when they were allegedly fishing in the country's territorial waters.

A Naval craft attached to the Northern Naval Command on routine patrol arrested the 19 Indian fishermen along with their five trawlers engaged in bottom trawling in the seas off Delft on 01st February 2014.

The arrested fishermen and trawlers have been handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Jaffna for legal action.

The Navy spokesman commander, Kosala Warnakulasuriya said the fishermen have entered Sri Lanka's waters defying a recent agreement reached between the fishermen associations of India and Sri Lanka not to invade each other's waters.

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