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Sri Lankan Navy arrests eight TN fishermen

They were fishing in the island nation's territorial waters.

Published: 06th July 2017 10:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2017 10:59 AM   |  A+A-

Many Indian fisherman from Tamil Nadu have been arrested by Sri Lanka in the recent past.|PTI

Many Indian fisherman from Tamil Nadu have been arrested by Sri Lanka in the recent past.|PTI

By PTI

RAMESWARAM: Eight fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of fishing in the island nation's territorial waters.

The navy personnel also seized two boats of the fishermen belonging to Kottaipattinam in Pudukottai district late last night, Fisheries Department Assistant Director Chandrasekhar said today.

All the fishermen were taken to Kagesanthurai, he said.

In another incident, a boat sunk off Neduntheevu coast and the four fishermen in it were rescued by fishermen in another boat and brought to the shore here early today, he said.

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