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Sri Lanka navy arrests 10 Indian fishermen

The fishermen were arrested by naval patrols off the island's Puttalam coast and two of their boats seized.

india Updated: Jul 04, 2006 14:44 IST

Sri Lanka's navy has arrested 10 Indian fishermen, who had strayed into the island's territorial waters.

The fishermen were arrested on Monday by naval patrols off the island's Puttalam coast and two of their boats seized.

"We arrested them on suspicion, but there were no explosives found on them," a navy spokesman said.

"We have handed them over to the police for further investigations."olice said the men were being held for questioning and the Indian authorities had been informed.