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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 10 Tamil Nadu fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters
Sun, Jan 8, 2017, 12:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy said it has arrested ten Indian fishermen on two separate occasions on Saturday for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

The Navy personnel attached to SLNS Thammanna located in Thalaimannar belonging to the North Central Naval Command arrested four fishermen along with a fishing trawler, poaching in Sri Lankan waters North of Thalaimannar. Two Indian fishing trawlers were also taken into custody along with the fishermen.

The apprehended fishermen and trawler were handed over to the Directorate of Fisheries, Mannar for onward action.

On the same day, naval personnel attached to SLNS Elara located in Karainagar in the Northern Naval Command apprehended another 6 Indian fishermen who were poaching in the sea area north of the Delft Island.

Along with the suspects; a fishing trawler and two unauthorized fishing nets were also taken into custody. Upon bringing the apprehended fishermen and items to the Naval Base SLNS Elara, they were handed over to the Jaffna Fisheries Director for further investigation.

The arrests come a day after courts in Sri Lanka released 51 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu following the ministerial level talks held by the two countries on the fishermen issue.

 


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