28 Indian fishermen arrested, 3 boats seized by Sri Lankan Navy

Rameswaram: Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday march 13th captured 28 Indian fishermen on charges of intersection the International Maritime Boundary Line and fishing in their territory. The fishermen are from Pudukottai, Pamban and Tuticorin and they were taken to Kangesanthurai port, Assistant Director of Fisheries Department Gopinath said.

One motorized vessel and two country boats of the fishermen were likewise seized by the naval force, he said. Eight fishermen were captured on March 3, while 29 others on March 6 and another clump four on March 10 by the Sri Lankan Navy at various areas in mid ocean. This is the fourth confinement of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan naval force this month on the charge of fishing in the island country’s waters.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had composed letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling for appropriate activities for a changeless answer for the repeating captures.

She had likewise looked for the Center’s mediation for the arrival of all the captured Indian fishermen and their fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody.

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