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* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 11 Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters
Sun, Mar 24, 2019, 11:45 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has arrested 11 fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

Naval personnel attached to the Northern Naval Command, during a routine patrol in the sea area four nautical miles off the Analathivu Island arrested the Indian fishermen along with their two trawlers Saturday night.

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

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

 

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