Lankan Navy Arrests 11 Tamil Nadu Fishermen

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Colombo: Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday arrested 11 Tamil Nadu fishermen and seized their boat while fishing near Katchatheevu islet on charges of crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line, Fisheries Department sources said.

All the arrested fishermen were taken to Talaimannar, Assistant Director of Fisheries Department Gopinath said. The Sri Lanka Navy had on November one arrested five Tamil Nadu fishermen and seized their boat on charges of crossing the IMBL.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had written letters on various occasions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to take up the arrest of the state’s fishermen with Sri Lanka and sought their release.

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