Sri Lankan Navy personnel on Monday opened fire on a group of 6 Indian fishermen from Rameshwaram when they crossed IMBL for the purpose of fishing. During firing one fisherman, Brijjo lost his life.
Earlier on Monday Twenty-four Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Naval personnel for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and 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 and taken to Kangasanthurai, he said. The four boats of the fishermen, hailing from this town and Jagadapagttinam village, were seized, he added.
(With Inputs from PTI)