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Four Tamil Nadu Fishermen Arrested for Straying Into Lankan Territory

Representative Image (Reuters).

Representative Image (Reuters).

The fishermen belonging to Tarangambadi in this district were apprehended for allegedly entering the Lankan territorial waters.

Four Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday when they were allegedly fishing in the sea off Kodiakarai coast, a fishermen association here said.

The fishermen belonging to Tarangambadi in this district were apprehended for allegedly entering the Lankan territorial waters.

The fishermen ventured into the sea on November 7 and were fishing about 20 knots southeast of Kodiakarai this morning when the Lankan naval personnel came to the spot and arrested them, representatives of the association claimed.

The fishermen have been taken to Kangesanthurai in the island nation, they said and added that they have lodged complaints with the officials of the fisheries department.


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