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* Sri Lankan Navy accused of chasing away over 4000 Tamil Nadu fishermen from island waters
Sun, Jan 7, 2018, 07:45 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 07, Colombo: Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have accused the Sri Lankan Navy personnel of snapping their fishing nets and chasing them back to Indian waters while they were fishing near the Katchatheevu islet this morning.

A fisheries official in Rameswaram has told PTI that over 4000 Fishermen from Rameswaram and Mandapam in 800 boats were fishing near Katchatheevu islet when the Sri Lankan Navy arrived and told them to leave.

The fishermen have alleged that the Sri Lankan Navy personnel snapped fishing nets of 100 boats before chasing them away and over 4000 Tamil Nadu fishermen were forced to return without their catch.

The Tamil Nadu fisheries official sought the Indian government's intervention in resolving the contentious fishermen issue.

The mid-sea incident comes after a spate of detentions of the fishermen recently on charges of fishing in Sri Lanka's territorial waters.

Sri Lanka Navy, on 4 January arrested 13 Tamil Nadu fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters near Delft Island.


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