13 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

13 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

 

Thirteen Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy when they were fishing near Neduntheevu in the island nation's waters on Thursday.

The fishermen from here and Pudukottai district were arrested on charges of fishing using banned nets in the exclusive zone of Sri Lanka, assistant director of fisheries department, Manikandan, said.

The navy personnel also seized three mechanised boats and took them to the Kangesanthurai port there, he said.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami had, on October 27, urged the Centre to take steps without any delay to secure the release of 54 fishermen and 140 fishing boats from Sri Lanka.

 

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