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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests four Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters
Mon, Jul 17, 2017, 09:42 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy Sunday arrested four fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and poaching in Sri Lankan waters.

Naval personnel on a Fast Attack Craft belonging to the Northern Naval Command arrested the four fishermen in a fishing dhow illegally fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters about 9 Nm Northwest of Kovilan on Sunday (16).

The arrested fishermen along with their fishing trawler and fishing gear have been brought to the naval base SLNS Elara in Karainagar. They will be handed over to the Jaffna Assistant Director of Fisheries for onward legal action, the Navy said.

 


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