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Sri Lankan Navy arrests eight Tamil Nadu fishermen

Eight Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested on Sunday by the Sri Lankan Navy when they were allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu in the island nation's waters.


  |  Updated On : November 05, 2017 01:46 PM
Sri Lankan Navy arrests eight Tamil Nadu fishermen

Sri Lankan Navy arrests eight Tamil Nadu fishermen

Rameswaram(TN) :  

Eight Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested on Sunday by the Sri Lankan Navy when they were allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu in the island nation's waters.

The fishermen from Akarapettai in Nagapattinam district, who put out to sea in a mechanised boat, were arrested on charges of poaching fish in Lanka's territorial waters, Assistant Director of Fisheries Department - Nagapattinam Gangadhar said.

The fishermen were taken to Parunthithurai, he added.

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Thirteen fishermen from the state were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on November 2 when they were allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu.

 

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami had on October 27 urged the Centre to take steps to secure the release of 54 fishermen and 140 fishing boats from Sri Lanka.

First Published: Sunday, November 05, 2017 01:09 PM


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