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* Sri Lanka Navy accused of chasing away over 3000 Tamil Nadu fishermen from island waters
Sun, Mar 4, 2018, 08:56 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 04, Colombo: Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have accused the Sri Lankan Navy personnel of 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 2,500 Fishermen from Rameswaram had ventured into sea in 485 mechanized boats yesterday and were fishing near Katchatheevu when Sri Lankan naval personnel came to the spot and snapped their nets.

The Sri Lankan Navy personnel, who came in three ships, also warned the fishermen not to poach fish near Katchatheevu and snapped the nets of 20 boats, Fishermen Association president said.

Over 3,000 fishermen from the state had been chased away by the Navy on February 11 when they were catching fish near Katchatheevu islet.

 

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