Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 15 Indian Fishermen

Navy Arrests 15 Indian Fishermen

Naval craft attached to the North Central Naval Command, on routine patrol arrested 15 Indian fishermen along with 3 Indian fishing boats engaged in poaching in the Sri Lankan waters North West of Thalaimannar on 5th March 2014.


Meanwhile, 9 fishermen and 2 boats engaged in poaching were also arrested in the same area, on 6th March 2014. The arrested fishermen and the boats were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Thalaimannar for further investigations.

Press Release, March 6, 2014, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy

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