Colombo: The Sri Lanka navy arrested 26 Indian fishermen and seized three Indian fishing trawlers allegedly for poaching in Sri Lankan waters, the navy media unit said on Sunday.
The navy said the Indians were arrested on the sea north of Point Pedro late on Saturday and they were brought ashore on Sunday.
The arrested fishermen and trawlers were brought to the Kankesanthurai harbour in the north of the country and handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Kankesanthurai.
Indian fishermen continue to fish in Sri Lankan waters despite warnings from Sri Lanka that they will be arrested.
Earlier this month, the Sri Lankan navy arrested 14 Indian fishermen while they were allegedly poaching in the country’s waters in the northern sea.