Four Tamil fishermen attacked by Sri Lankan navy

The Sri Lankan Navy personnel attacked the fishermen them with wooden logs.

Written by PTI | Nagapattinam (tn) | Published: April 11, 2013 12:22 pm

Four fishermen from the district were allegedly attacked by Sri Lankan Navy personnel with wooden logs while they were fishing off Kodiakarai coast in a mechanised boat,official sources said here today.

The fishermen,who went for fishing yesterday,returned today morning and have been admitted to a government hospital with injuries,they said.

The fishermen,Selvam,Mariappan,Vijayakuamr and Soundirarajan of Vellapallam fishing hamlet were fishing about four nautical miles south-east off Kodiakarai yesterday when the Sri Lankan Navy personnel arrived there in a speed boat and attacked them with wooden logs,besides destroying their catch,they added.

The navy had last week arrested 56 Tamil fishermen on charges of poaching in the Sri Lankan waters.

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