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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests nine Indian fishermen
Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 06:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 02, Rameswaram: Sri Lanka Navy arrested nine Indian fishermen Monday for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary line and fishing in the country's waters.

The Tamil Nadu fishermen had ventured into the sea from Rameswaram on Monday night after 38 days of strike, Time of India reported.

The nine fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan navy between Delft and Katchatheevu islets in the Sri Lankan waters, according to Indian sources at Mandapam.

According to the Marine Police a fisherman's boat sank near the Delft Island after midnight and several others had come to the aid of the fishermen in the sinking boat when all of them were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy.

Apprehended fishermen had been handed over to the fisheries department in Jaffna and they are expected to be produced in court Tuesday.

Sri Lanka has released all Indian fishermen who were arrested by the Navy for poaching in Sri Lankan waters. However, five Indian fishermen who were arrested for drug smuggling are still being detained.

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