20 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Their boats were impounded and the fishermen were later sent to jail.

Published: 13th January 2019 12:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th January 2019 12:11 PM   |  A+A-

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RAMESHWARAM: At least 20 Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested Sunday by the Sri Lankan Navy for fishing off Neduntheevu, sources said.

Eleven fishermen hailing from Pudukottai district and nine from Jegathapattinam were surrounded by the Lankan Navy for fishing in the Lankan waters early Sunday morning and were later taken to Karainagar for interrogation, they said.

Their boats were impounded and the fishermen were later sent to jail, they added.


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