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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 38 Indian fishermen for poaching
Tue, Jul 22, 2014, 08:15 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 22, Kankasanthurai: Sri Lanka Navy on Monday arrested 38 Indian fishermen along with their nine fishing trawlers on two separate occasions when they were engaged in poaching well within Sri Lankan waters.

Sri Lankan Navy personnel in a naval craft attached to the Northern Naval Command on routine patrol arrested 18 Indian fishermen and five fishing trawlers engaged in poaching in the seas North of Delft.

A naval craft attached to the North Central Naval Command on routine patrol apprehended another 20 Indian fishermen and their four fishing trawlers on Monday when they were illegally fishing in the seas off Thalaimannar yesterday.

The arrested fishermen have been handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Kankasanthurai and Thalaimannar for further action.

Despite the arrests by the Sri Lankan Navy, the Tamil Nadu fishermen continue to invade the Sri Lankan waters for fishing.

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