Indian boat damaged after Sri Lankan naval vessel collides with it

The naval personnel snapped the nets of 80 fishermen and also chased away hundreds of other fishermen by allegedly pelting stones at them, official said.

By: PTI | Rameswaram | Published:November 20, 2016 5:31 pm

An Indian fishing boat was damaged after a Sri Lankan naval vessel collided with it off Katchatheevu Sunday, but the fishermen on board were not injured, fisheries department officials at Rameswaram said.

The naval personnel snapped the nets of 80 fishermen and also chased away hundreds of other fishermen by allegedly pelting stones at them, they said. Meanwhile, 11 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, who were arrested Saturday by Lankan navy have been lodged in a prison at Karainagar in the island nation, the officials said.