The fishermen from Pudukottai district were arrested for allegedly fishing close to the island nation and taken to Karainagar along with their boat, Inspector of Fisheries department C George said.
The fishermen from Aakkarapettai in Nagapattinam districts were allegedly fishing near Paruthithurai when they were arrested. With this, 65 fishermen from the state have been arrested in the last seven days
The fishermen from Kottaipattinam in Pudukottai district have been taken to Kangesanthurai port, police said. Their boat was also seized for allegedly intruding into Lankan territory and poaching in their zone, police said.
On July 13, seven fishermen from Mandapam near here were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy at Neduntheevu and taken to Kangesanthurai port, for allegedly fishing in the Lankan waters. Retrieval of Katchatheevu, was “only solution” to vexed fishermen’s issue.
The fishermen were arrested for poaching in the country’s waters off the north west of Talaimannar and Palk Strait this morning, Navy spokesman Akram Alavi said.
Fishermen from several places in TN have decided to boycott fishing indefenitely from Thursday in protest.
The boat of the fishermen had broken down mid seas on Friday night, said SL Naval spokesman.
Verdict spurs widespread protests, road and rail traffic affected.
The five Indians are among a group of eight people sentenced to death by the high court in Colombo.
The fishermen would be brought to Rameswaram by the Coast Guard personnel by evening, Kennedy said.
Lankan Navy personnel arrested 11 fishermen while they were fishing in the sea between Katchatheevu and Neduntheevu in the wee hours Tuesday.
Indian fisherman repatriated, received by Indian Coast Guard near Indo-Lankan maritime border.
Lankan Navy in a slew of arrests, 73 Indian fisherman behind the bars for allegedly poaching into the country’s water.
They also seized six mechanised boats, he further said, adding that the fishermen and the boats have also been taken to Talaimannar.
Arrest comes days after Rajapaksa ordered release of all detained fishermen in a goodwill gesture ahead of Modi’s swearing-in.