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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 38 Indian fishermen
Thu, Jan 30, 2014, 01:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 30, Jaffna: Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday arrested 38 Indian fishermen for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary line and fishing in the country's waters, the Navy said.

The Tamil Nadu fishermen have been arrested off the Delft islet in the northern Jaffna peninsula along with their five boats.

The Sri Lankan Navy spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakualsuriya has said that the fishermen who were spotted inside Sri Lankan waters had been warned to leave but since they failed to do so they were arrested.

The fishermen were taken to Kankasanthurai Harbor to hand over to the authorities for legal action, Indian officials have said.

The arrest comes just days after the fishermen from both India and Sri Lanka held discussions in Chennai to resolve the issue of fishermen from the two countries crossing into each other's territory.

Indian media reports said that the fishermen were fishing using "Irattai Madippu" fishing nets which had been banned by both countries as they destroy the marine ecology.

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