Advertisement

HindustanTimes Fri,31 Oct 2014

Lankan navy detains 23 Indian fishermen, 5 boats

PTI  Rameswaram, June 21, 2011
First Published: 10:39 IST(21/6/2011) | Last Updated: 11:22 IST(21/6/2011)

The Sri Lankan navy has taken into custody 23 Indian fishermen hailing from Mandapam and Rameswaram areas when they were fishing in mid sea, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Advertisement

Assistant director of Fisheries Markandeyan said that the reason for the detainment, which took place around 11pm on Monday night, was not known. The Sri Lankan navy has also taken their five boats into custody.

Authorities came to know about the incident from a fisherman who managed to escape with his boat from the Lankan naval men, he said.

Nandhini Dhinani, collector of Mannar district in Sri Lanka, said that the five boats have been detained at the Mannar navy camp.

Four Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were detained for intruding into Lankan waters, were released on June 16.


Advertisement
more from India
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved