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Sri Lankan navy arrests 12 Rameswaram fishermen with two boats near Delft Island

Sri Lankan navy arrests 12 Rameswaram fishermen with two boats near Delft Island early in the morning, another boat damaged.


By   |  Updated On : August 10, 2017 08:27 AM
Sri Lankan navy apprehends 12 Rameswaram fishermen with two boats near Delft Island

Sri Lankan navy apprehends 12 Rameswaram fishermen with two boats near Delft Island

New Delhi :  

The Sri Lankan navy on Thursday arrested 12 Rameswaram fishermen with two boats near Delft Island early in the morning while another boat has been damaged.

The apprehended fishermen has been taken to Kankesanthurai Naval camp (Sri Lanka) and interaction is going on.

Earlier, the Sri Lankan navy  arrested eight Tamil Nadu fishermen on charges of fishing in the territorial waters of the country’s island.

The Fisheries Department Assistant Director Chandrasekhar said that the navy personnel also seized two boats belonging to Pudukottai district’s Kottaipattinam. The arrested fishermen were taken to Kagesanthurai, Chandrasekhar added.

In another incident, a boat sunk off Neduntheevu coast and the four fishermen in it were rescued by fishermen in another boat and brought to the shore here early on Thursday, he said

More details awaited.

First Published: Thursday, August 10, 2017 07:59 AM


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