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Sri Lankan Navy arrests eight Tamil Nadu fishermen

Four fishermen each from Rameswaram and nearby Mandapam were arrested when they were allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu.

Published: 31st August 2017 02:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2017 03:13 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

RAMESWARAM: Eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested and their two boats seized by the Sri Lankan Navy in separate incidents today for allegedly fishing in the island nation's territorial waters, fisheries department officials said.

Four fishermen each from Rameswaram and nearby Mandapam were arrested when they were allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu, the officials said.

The fishermen were later taken to Karainagar port in northern Sri Lanka, Assistant Directors of Fisheries in Rameswaram and Mandapam said.

The arrests came on a day when India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is visiting Colombo to participate in the two-day Indian Ocean Conference from today.

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