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Sri Lankan navy apprehends 16 Indian fishermen, confiscate three boats

The fishermen have been apprehended for crossing International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and entering the Sri Lankan waters.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 7, 2016 9:46:35 am
fishermen, indian fishermen, fishermen arrested, sri lanka arrest indian fishermen, fishermen problems, jayalalithaa, narendra modi Sri Lankan Navy had arrested four Tamil Nadu fishermen on Sunday, (Source: File photo)

The Sri Lankan navy in Thursday apprehended 16 Indian fishermen and three boats from Needuntheevu island in the Palk Strait region. The island, also known as Delft island, is situated in northern Sri Lanka.

The fishermen have been apprehended for crossing International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and entering the Sri Lankan waters.

Earlier on Sunday, the Lankan Coast Guard with help of navy had captured four fishermen from the same area. The incidences of Indian fishermen entering Sri Lankan waters is a common occurrence.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday seeking help for release for four other Indian fishermen who were apprehended on Thursday last week.

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