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* Sri Lankan Navy accused of chasing away over 3000 Tamil Nadu fishermen from island waters
Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 07:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 11, 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 on Monday.

A fishermen association leader in Rameswaram has told PTI that over 3000 Fishermen in 500 boats were fishing near Katchatheevu islet when the Sri Lankan Navy personnel came in 10 boats and drove them away.

He also alleged the navy men snapped the fishing nets of 50 boats and the fishermen had to return to the shore without a catch.

This is the second such incident in the month. On December 6, the Sri Lankan Navy personnel had chased away fishermen while they were fishing near Katchatheevu Island.

 

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