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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests four Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters
Tue, Jan 8, 2019, 08:54 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

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

Naval personnel attached to the Northern Naval Command arrested the four fishermen along with a fishing trawler engaged in illegal fishing practices in Sri Lankan territorial waters Northwest of Delft Island on January 07.

The arrested fishermen along with their fishing trawler and fishing gear have been brought to the naval base SLNS Uttara in Kankasanthurai.

After a medical examination, the Indian fishermen were handed over to the Jaffna Assistant Director of Fisheries for onward legal action, the Navy said.

 

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