Lankan Navy arrests 12 TN fishermen

Rameswaram (TN)
10 Aug 2017

Twelve fishermen from this island were arrested today by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing near the Lankan coast, the second such incident in three days.
The fishermen were arrested while they were reportedly fishing off Neduntheevu, Fisheries Inspector Bala said. They were subsequently taken to Kangesanthurai. Three boats of the fishermen were also seized, the official added.
On August 8, nearly 50 fishermen from Pudukottai and Jagadapattinam districts were arrested by the Navy of the island nation for allegedly poaching in Lankan waters.
They were subsequently remanded to judicial custody till August 23 by a court in Oorkavalthurai and taken to a jail in Jaffna. (PTI)