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Sri Lanka arrests 24 Tamil Nadu fishermen for fishing in its territory

Rameswaram (TN): Twenty-four Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Naval personnel on Sunday 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.

Published Date: Mar 05, 2017 11:33 AM | Updated Date: Mar 05, 2017 11:34 AM

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