Sri Lankan Navy arrests 5 Tamil Nadu fishermen

  • PTI, Rameswaram
  • Updated: Jul 03, 2016 13:49 IST

Five Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel off Nedunthivu on Sunday for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters.

The Lankan personnel damaged their fishing nets and also took away GPS equipment, Fishermen’s Association President S Emiret said.

Emiret told reporters that the fishermen were taken early this morning to Kankesanthurai and would later be taken to Jaffna, to be produced at a court there.

About 2,500 fishermen had put out to sea in 619 boats yesterday, he said, adding the arrested fishermen were among them.

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