Twelve Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

  • PTI, Rameswaram
  • Updated: Feb 11, 2016 12:56 IST

Twelve Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by members of the Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line, a senior Fisheries Department official announced.

The group were fishing near Katchatheevu, an islet ceded to Sri Lanka in 1974, assistant director of the Fisheries Department Gopinath said.

Their two boats were confiscated, and the fishermen moved to Talaimannar, he added.

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