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.
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.