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24 Indian fishermen held by Sri Lankan Navy

Fifteen Fishermen, Who Were Fishing Between Katchathivuand Talaimannar, Were Arrested And Taken To Talaimannar,Assistant Director Of Fisheries Kulanjinathan Said.

PTI | Updated on: 05 Mar 2017, 11:51:50 AM


Twenty-four Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Naval personnel on Sunday for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Lineand fishing in the island nation's territorial waters.    

"Fifteen fishermen, who were fishing between Katchathivu and Talaimannar, were arrested and taken to Talaimannar,"Assistant Director of Fisheries Kulanjinathan said.  Nine others fishing near Neduntheevu were arrested andtaken to Kangasanthurai, he said. 

The four boats of the fishermen, hailing from this townand Jagadapagttinam village, were seized, he added. 

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First Published : 05 Mar 2017, 11:33:00 AM