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Twenty-seven TN fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy off Neduntheevu

 

Twenty-seven Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in the Sri Lankan territorial waters earlier today, an official said.

The fishermen from Jegadapattinam and Kottaipattinam in Pudukottai district were arrested off Neduntheevu by the Lankan Navy and taken to Kangesanthurai port there along with five boats, Assistant Director of Fisheries department, Pudukottai, Kumaresan said.

In another incident, nearly 3,000 fishermen who had ventured into the sea last evening in 500 boats were chased away by the Lankan Naval personnel while they were fishing near Katchatheevu islet, Rameswaram Fishermen Association President S Emerit said.

On December 2, twenty fishermen from Nagapattinam district were arrested by the Lankan Navy on charges of fishing off Neduntheevu.