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They were fishing in the island nation's territorial waters.
Eight Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested today by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in the territorial waters of the island country, drawing angry reaction from the state government.
2,490 fishermen had been released following steps taken by the late Chief Minister and the present government.
The mechanised boat was capsized in the Bay of Bengal off the Talasari beach in Balasore district of Odisha on Tuesday.
A Panama-based bulk carrier cargo ship collided with fishing boat 'Carmel Matha', early Sunday morning.
Fearing contamination of local fish, the customers have gone to markets elsewhere and which affected fishermen’s earning.
The External affairs minister said the Centre is taking efforts at every level to resolve the issue, which crops up now and then.
The minister said that many incidents of apprehensions take place beyond the international waters.
According to Arulanandam, 187 Indian fishermen have been killed and 82 are missing since 1985 when the Sri Lankan navy began the practice of opening fire on intruding Indian fishermen.
The fishermen were protesting for six days condemning the killing of Rameswaram fisherman Britjo by the Sri Lankan Navy.
The fishermen who had been detained by the British navy may return home this week
Sri Lanka has released 77 Indian fishermen arrested last week after an alleged firing incident that resulted in the death of an Indian fisherman.
The 5,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen who were to attend the annual St.Anthony’s Feast in Kachchativu island on Saturday and Sunday failed to turn up today.
They were released after the two countries decided to release fishermen in each other's custody to defuse tension following the killing of an Indian fisherman allegedly by the Lankan navy.
The Lankan Navy has denied the allegation, saying it does not open fire at poaching fishermen and only arrests them.