5 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy


New Delhi: The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested five Indian fishermen with their trawlers on charges poaching in Sri Lankan waters on Saturday night. The Lankan personnel damaged their fishing nets and also took away GPS equipment, Fishermen’s Association President S Emiret said.

Emiret told reporters that the fishermen were taken early this morning to Kankesanthurai and would later be taken to Jaffna, to be produced at a court there. About 2,500 fishermen had put out to sea in 619 boats yesterday, he said, adding the arrested fishermen were among them.