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* Sri Lankan navy arrests seven Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in island waters
Wed, Aug 14, 2019, 07:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has arrested seven Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters.

The Indian fishermen were caught Monday (12th August) in the seas northwest of Delft lighthouse during a patrol carried out by naval personnel attached to the Northern Naval Command. A trawler used by them had also been taken into naval custody.

The arrested fishermen along with the trawler were handed over to Sri Lanka Coast Guard and brought to the naval base SLNS Elara.

The suspects are due to be handed over to Assistant Director of Fisheries-Jaffna for legal action.

 

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