10 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

The fishermen from Nagapattinam district were arrested for allegedly fishing close to the island nation's waters and taken to Karainagar along with their boat, Deputy Director of Fisheries - Karaikal, Perumal Pillai said.

By Author  |  Published: 8th Oct 2017  12:10 pmUpdated: 8th Oct 2017  12:02 pm

Rameswaram: Ten Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested on Sunday by the Sri Lankan Navy while they were allegedly fishing near Neduntheevu, close to the island nation’s coast.

The fishermen from Nagapattinam district were arrested for allegedly fishing close to the island nation’s waters and taken to Karainagar along with their boat, Deputy Director of Fisheries – Karaikal, Perumal Pillai said.

The fishermen were reportedly staying in the deep sea area for the past 10 days and were arrested on a complaint from a local fisherman that they were fishing close to the Lankan territory, he said.

Four fishermen from Tamil Nadu were taken into custody by the Lankan Navy on October 5 while they were fishing off Neduntheevu.