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* Sri Lanka Navy accused of threatening and attacking Tamil Nadu fishermen
Sun, Jun 22, 2014, 03:48 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 21, Rameswaram: Sri Lankan navy personnel are accused of threatening and attacking a group of Indian fishermen from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.

According to Indian media reports, Sri Lankan Naval personnel have threatened and attacked tamil Nadu fishermen who were set out for fishing in about 100 boats near Katchatheevu Saturday morning.

The navy personnel have pelted stones at the fishermen and warned them against fishing in Lankan waters, an official of a fishermen association has said.

As a result the fishermen have returned without fishing. However, there were no reports of any injuries to the fishermen.

The reported incident follows the arrest of 52 fishermen from Tamil Nadu within two days.

The Navy arrested 7 Indian fishermen along with their trawler Friday when they were illegally fishing well within Sri Lankan waters in the seas off Eastern coast. The day before, the Navy arrested 46 Tamil Nadu fishermen along with 11 trawlers in two separate occasions for poaching in Sri Lankan waters off the northern coast.

Indian fishermen, mainly from Tamil Nadu, illegally poaching in large scale with trawlers in Sri Lanka's waters, have become a serious threat to the livelihoods of Sri Lankan fishermen and they have urged the Sri Lankan authorities to prevent the Indian fishermen from stealing their livelihood.

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