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Thirteen Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

The fishermen have been taken to Kangesanthurai port along with their two boats, Assistant Director of Fisheries A Manikandan said.

By: PTI | Rameswaram | Published: December 31, 2017 12:01 pm
Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy The fishermen have been taken to Kangesanthurai port along with their two boats, Assistant Director of Fisheries A Manikandan said. (Source: Wikipedia)

Thirteen fishermen from this island were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday for allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu close to the island nation’s coast, Fisheries department officials here said.

The fishermen have been taken to Kangesanthurai port along with their two boats, Assistant Director of Fisheries A Manikandan said.

Meanwhile, 69 Tamil Nadu fishermen who have been released by Sri Lankan courts would arrive here later on Sunday, Fisheries department officials said.

Twenty-seven fishermen from the state were arrested by the Lankan Navy on December 12 for allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu.

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