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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 10 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters
Sun, Oct 8, 2017, 06:54 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy Saturday arrested ten fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and poaching in Sri Lankan waters.

Naval personnel onboard Fast Attack Craft SLNS Prathapa belonging to the Northern Naval Command on routine patrol at the IMBL north of Sri Lanka, arrested the ten fishermen in a fishing trawler illegally fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters about 15 Nm north of Kovilan Point last night.

The arrested fishermen, the trawler and fishing gear have been brought to the naval base SLNS Elara in Karainagar and the fishermen were handed over to the Assistant Fisheries Director in Jaffna for onward legal action.

The Navy arrested four Indian fishermen on last Thursday (04) when they were illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters 11.8 nautical miles west of Delft Island.

 

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