Over 2,500 TN fishermen chased away by SL Navy

The fishermen from this island town had ventured into the sea in 626 boats and were fishing off Katchatheevu islet when the Sri Lankan naval personnel came to the spot and chased them away at gunpoint, Rameswaram Fishermen Association President, S Emerit alleged. (PTI file photo)

Over 2,500 Tamil Nadu fishermen were allegedly chased away by the Sri Lankan Navy while they were fishing near Katchatheevu today, a fishermen association leader said.

The fishermen from this island town had ventured into the sea in 626 boats and were fishing off Katchatheevu islet when the Sri Lankan naval personnel came to the spot and chased them away at gunpoint, Rameswaram Fishermen Association President, S Emerit alleged.

Following this, all of them returned to shore without a catch, he said. On April 8, more than 2,000 fisherfolks from here were allegedly chased away by the Lankan Navy while they were fishing near Katchatheevu.

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