The Sri Lankan Navy detained at least 50 Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing in the country’s territorial waters.
Around 12 Indian fishermen were present at the territorial waters when they were detained. They have been blamed of involving in bottom trawling which is banned in Sri Lanka, Naval spokesman Commander Chaminda Walakuluge stated.
They were accompanied to the fisheries harbour in Karainagar in Jaffna. As per the reports, the fishermen would be moved to the fisheries inspection office in Jaffna for strict step, the Navy stated.
The maritime security agencies of both countries detained fishermen for unlawful fishing in territorial waters.
In the mean time, Sri Lanka Navy helped around 77 Indian fishermen on 03rd August, who were discharged from Sri Lankan custody as a sign of goodwill, following arresting them for illegally fishing in the island’s territorial waters.
Investigation is in process to find out the missing fishermen.