Stalin further alleged attacks on Indian fishermen from the state by the Lankan navy has increased during the current NDA regime.
After seizing the boat and fishing gear, the navy handed them over to Sri Lankan Fisheries Directorate through the Sri Lankan Coast Guard.
This was the second arrest of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters during this month.
Sri Lankan Navy officials said a ‘Fast Attack Craft’ of the ‘04th Fast Attack Flotilla’ and craft of Sri Lankan Coast Guard was deployed to nab the two boats.
Sri Lankan Navy officials stated that a cluster of Indian poaching trawlers were spotted engaging in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan waters off Delft Island.
According to sources, around 1,500 fishermen went fishing on 405 mechanised boats from Mandapam harbour on Wednesday morning.
Official sources said the men were booked and were produced before the court on Wednesday.