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* Sri Lanka Navy accused of attacking Tamil Nadu fishermen
Sat, Jan 7, 2017, 10:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 07, Colombo: Fishermen from Tamil Nadu have accused the Sri Lankan navy of attacking them when they were fishing in the territorial waters of the island nation on Saturday.

A 34-year-old Tamil Nadu fishermen was injured when they were allegedly attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy and admitted to the hospital, according to a fishermen representative.

Rameswaram Fishermen Association President, P Sesuraja said the Sri Lankan naval personnel attacked eight fishermen, who had ventured into the sea from Rameswaram in two boats, with plastic pipes, while they were fishing off Neduntheevu (Delft island).

One fisherman sustained injuries and fell into the sea, while the others managed to flee in another boat, he said. However, he was later rescued by his colleagues and admitted to Ramanthapuram government hospital, an official said.

A case has reportedly been registered with police.

 


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