Seven Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel 

The fishermen claimed they had crossed the International Maritime Boundary Line due to strong winds and rough seas.

Published: 28th July 2019 11:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2019 11:16 AM   |  A+A-

Sri Lanka Navy

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By PTI

Rameswaram Jul 28 (PTI) Seven Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested on Sunday by Sri Lankan naval personnel off Nedunthivu for allegedly fishing in the island nation's territorial waters.

The fishermen claimed they had crossed the International Maritime Boundary Line due to strong winds and rough seas.

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However the Lankan navalmen charged them with poaching in their territory, seized their boat and arrested them, fisheries department officials said.

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  • Vasu

    Deeply concerned about mentioning the fishermen as Tamilnadu fishermen rather than Indian Fishermen from Tamilnadu. It makes a huge difference when referred appropriately.
    2 months ago reply
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