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Jul 12, 2019
11:49AM

Six TN fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

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Six Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested today by Sri Lankan navy personnel for allegedly straying into the island nation's waters. 

A Fisheries Department official said, the fishermen from Nambuthalai in Ramanathapuram district, who had put out to the sea in a country boat on Thursday, were detained near Nedhuntheevu for crossing into the Lankan waters. 

The Sri Lankan navy personnel who were patrolling the area registered cases against the six fishermen for catching fish in their territory. 

Over 3,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen were on June 27 allegedly chased away by Lankan Navy personnel while they were fishing off Katchatheevu.

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