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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 29 Indian Fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters
Sun, Jun 1, 2014, 06:37 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 01, Mannar: Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday arrested 29 Indian fishermen for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary line and fishing in the country's waters, the Navy said.

A naval craft attached to the North Central Naval Command on routine patrol arrested the 29 Indian fishermen in the seas northwest of Thalaimannar along with their six trawlersr on 01st June.

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

The arrest comes days after the Indian fishermen resumed their fishing activities last Friday after a 45-day ban on fishing in Palk Bay.

Sri Lankan President last week ordered the release of all Indian fishermen in the country's jails on the occasion of India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in on Last Monday.

At their meeting in New Delhi the two leaders agreed that a long-term solution is needed for the fishermen's issue as it is a livelihood issue and the talks should continue in this regard.

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