Lankan court extends remand of TN fishermen till October 28

Published: 14th October 2013 02:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th October 2013 02:21 PM   |  A+A-


A court in Sri Lanka on Monday extended till October 28 the judicial remand of 23 Indian fishermen from Kottaipattinam and Rameswaram arrested for allegedly crossing into the island waters.

Oorkavalthurai Judicial Magistrate Mahindhira Raja passed the order extending their remand, President of Nesakarangal Charitable Trust and Pamban Fishermen Organisation S Armstrong Fernand told reporters here quoting information received from Sri Lanka.

19 fishermen of Kottaipattinam in Pudukottai district were arrested with their four boats on September 19, while others with their one boat on October three by Sri Lankan Naval Personnel for allegedly entering their territorial waters and lodged in Jaffna prison.

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