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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 24 Indian fishermen
Thu, Mar 6, 2014, 01:15 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 06, Thalaimannar: The Sri Lanka Navy arrested 24 Indian fishermen within two days 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 15 Indian fishermen along with 3 fishing boats when their were poaching in the Sri Lankan waters North West of Thalaimannar yesterday.

The Navy today arrested another nine fishermen and two boats engaged in poaching in the same area.

The arrested fishermen and the boats were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Thalaimannar for further investigations.

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