4 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Colombo [Sri Lanka]: Four Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in the island nation’s territorial waters.

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The four men were fishing in the Northern sea area off the Kovalam Lighthouse on Wednesday when the Lankan navy personnel, who were on a routine patrol in the area, arrested them and seized their fishing trawler, reported Colombo Page.

The apprehended fishermen were handed over to a Sri Lanka Coast Guard craft and were later escorted to the naval base SLNS Elara.

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The fishermen are expected to be handed over to Assistant Director of Fisheries in Jaffna for further action.

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