Lankan Navy arrests 8 TN fishermen

Lankan Navy arrests 8 TN fishermen

Eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy near Kalpitti on charges of fishing in the island nation’s waters.

Reports received here said, the fishermen were fishing near Kalpatti on the high seas, when they were arrested by the Lankan Navy personnel.

The fishing boat used by the fishermen were also impounded by the authorities. They were handed over to the Sri Lankan Police at Pathalam.

It may be recalled that on August 10, 27 fishermen from the state were arrested by the Lankan Navy on the charge of fishing in the island nation’s waters.

The neighbouring country’s Navy also impounded four country boats of the fishermen from nearby Nagapattinam, Thondi and Pudukottai.

Pudukottai Assistant Director of Fisheries Kumaresen said, the Lankan Navy also impounded the four country boats of the fishermen from nearby Nagapattinam, Thondi and Pudukottai.

Straying of Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen into each other’s waters is a recurrent problem as terrorities on the sea are not clearly demarcated.