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* Sri Lanka Navy arrest 73 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters
Sun, Jun 8, 2014, 11:02 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 08, Sri Lankan Navy on two separate incidents has arrested 73 Indian fishermen for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary line and fishing in the country's waters.

Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya has said that 41 Indian fishermen were arrested off the coast of Thalaimannar in the north while another 32 fishermen were arrested off the Delft Islands yesterday. The navy has also seized 15 mechanized boats of the fishermen.

The fishermen arrested in Delft were being brought to the Kankasanthurai Harbor while others would be handed over to the fisheries inspection office at Thalaimannar, Press Trust of India reported.

The latest arrests come a day after the Sri Lankan navy assisted the repatriation of 33 Indian fishermen arrested on June 01.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered the fishermen's release as a gesture of goodwill.

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