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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 32 Indian fishermen
Tue, Mar 4, 2014, 11:43 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 04, Jaffna: The Sri Lankan Navy on Monday arrested 32 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 eight boats.

The fishermen were taken to Kankasanthurai Harbor to hand over to the authorities for legal action.

Fisheries Ministry Secretary Narendra Sri Rajapaksa has told media that the Indian fishermen had violated an agreement reached during the first round of talks held between the fishermen of the two sides in January to stop bottom trawling.

The arrest comes just days ahead of the next round of talks between Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen scheduled to take place on March 13 in Colombo.

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