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Jaya writes to PM after Lanka arrests 7 TN fishermen

nation Updated: Jun 14, 2016 13:36 IST

CHENNAI: Seven fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested on Tuesday by Sri Lankan naval personnel for allegedly fishing in Lankan territorial waters, prompting chief minister J Jayalalithaa to write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps for their release. The seven, who ventured into the sea from Rameswaram, have been taken to Talaimannar in northern Sri Lanka, Rameswaram Fishermen Association President T Sesuraja said.

First Published: Jun 01, 2016 07:25 IST