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Four Indian fishermen arrested for fishing in Lankan waters


Colombo : At least four Indian fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Coast Guard with assistance from the Navy on Thursday for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in Lankan waters.

The naval personnel arrested the fishermen along with an Indian fishing trawler on northwest of Delft Island, reports the Colombo Page.

The arrested fishermen along with the fishing trawler will be handed over to the Jaffna Fisheries Inspector for further action.

This is the second time that Lankan Navy has arrested Indian fishermen from India’s southern Tamil Nadu state with mechanized boats after they resumed fishing at the end of its 45 day ban on fishing in the eastern coastal zone on Sunday midnight.

The Navy personnel on May 30 arrested seven fishermen along with a trawler while fishing in Lankan waters northwest of Thalaimannar. (ANI)

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