Sri Lankan Navy Arrests Eight TN Fishermen


Rameswaram(PTI):  Eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of fishing in the island nation’s territorial waters.

The navy personnel also seized two boats of the fishermen belonging to Kottaipattinam in Pudukottai district late last night, Fisheries Department Assistant Director Chandrasekhar said today.

All the fishermen were taken to Kagesanthurai, he said.

In another incident, a boat sunk off Neduntheevu coast and the four fishermen in it were rescued by fishermen in another boat and brought to the shore here early today, he said.