Lankan Navy arrests 28 Indian fishermen, three boats seized

This is the fourth detention of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy this month on the charge of fishing in the island nation's waters.

By: PTI | Rameswaram | Published: March 13, 2016 9:52 am
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Sri Lankan Navy personnel today arrested 28 Indian fishermen on charges of crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and fishing in their territory.

The fishermen belonged to Pudukottai, Pamban and Tuticorin and they were taken to Kangesanthurai port, Assistant Director of Fisheries Department Gopinath said.

One mechanised boat and two country boats of the fishermen were also seized by the navy personnel, he said.

This is the fourth detention of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy this month on the charge of fishing in the island nation’s waters.

Eight fishermen were arrested on March 3, while 29 others on March 6 and another batch four on March 10 by the Sri Lankan Navy at different locations in mid sea.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had written letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling for appropriate actions for a permanent solution to the recurring arrests.

She had also sought the Centre’s intervention for the release of all the arrested Indian fishermen and their fishing boats in the custody of Sri Lanka.

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  1. P
    Mar 13, 2016 at 10:46 am
    When did TAMIL Nadu fishermen become HINDIAN fishermen? NOBODY CAN CHANGE THEIR MOTHER TONGUE UNLESS it is a cross belted who never even speaks in his mother tongue Sanskrit because he doesn't belong to any language of this peninsula.
    1. B
      Mar 13, 2016 at 9:57 am
      SL should STOP this fishermen arrest business.
      1. N
        Mar 13, 2016 at 9:47 am
        Since 69 years after freedom , same STORY EVERY MONTH , stan arrested Kutchi Fisher man or Lanka Navy arrested Tamil Fisherman , where is the END, any PM thought abut this Serious issue ?
        1. S
          Mar 13, 2016 at 7:21 pm
          When you make comments in a public forum, you should make yourself intelligible to readers outside Tamilnadu. However erudite you are, what the heck are you trying to convey Mr "proud Tamilian" ?!? "Cross belted " "mother tongue Sanskrit" what is all this? Whoever converses in Sanskrit these dAy anyway. Do YOU.
          1. P
            Mar 13, 2016 at 11:00 am
            Indira hi donated Katchtheevu island of India to Sri Lanka without Parliament approval. Tamilian fishermen go there fishing, since the island belongs to India. Big bungle done by Congress in 1974.
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