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Eight Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

The Sri Lankan Navy also seized the boat and have taken the fishermen to Thalaimannar district naval camp.

india Updated: Oct 17, 2017 12:26 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Rameswaram
Tamil Nadu fishermen,Sri Lankan Navy,Thalaimannar coast
On October 12, five fishermen from here were arrested by the Sri Lankan navy for allegedly fishing off Neduntheevu. (AFP/Representative Photo)

Eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters off Thalaimannar coast, the police said here on Tuesday.

According to information reaching here, the Sri Lankan Navy also seized the boat and have taken the fishermen to Thalaimannar district naval camp, they said.

The fishermen are from Thangachimadam in Rameswaram, the police said.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu information technology minister M Manikandan told reporters in Ramanathapuram that the state government will take up the matter of the arrest with the Centre.

On October 12, five fishermen from here were arrested by the Sri Lankan navy for allegedly fishing off Neduntheevu.

First Published: Oct 17, 2017 12:17 IST