20 TN fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy off Neduntheevu

SansadTV Bureau

Twenty fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy today for allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu, close to the island nation’s coast.

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The fishermen from Nagapattinam district were fishing in Sri Lankan waters when they were arrested, Assistant Director of Fisheries Department, Nagapattinam, Gangadhar, said.

Two boats used by them were also seized and taken to Paruthithurai in Sri Lanka, he said.

Eight fishermen belonging to Rameswaram and Mandapam were arrested on November 19 by the Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in the Palk Strait off Katchatheevu.