27 Tamil Nadu Fishermen Arrested By Sri Lankan Navy

27 Tamil Nadu Fishermen Arrested By Sri Lankan Navy

Sri Lankan Navy maintain driving off Tamil Nadu fishermen from their territorial waters (Representational)

Rameswaram:  Twenty-seven Tamil Nadu fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing of their territorial waters early right this moment, an official stated.

The fishermen from Jegadapattinam and Kottaipattinam in Pudukottai district have been arrested off Neduntheevu by the Sri Lankan Navy and brought to Kangesanthurai port there together with 5 boats, Assistant Director of Fisheries division, Pudukottai, Kumaresan stated.

In one other incident, almost three,000 fishermen who had ventured into the ocean final night in 500 boats from right here have been chased away by the Sri Lankan Naval personnel whereas they have been fishing close to Katchatheevu islet, Rameswaram Fishermen Affiliation President S Emerit stated.

The naval males got here to the spot and opened hearth within the air to drive off the big group of fishermen earlier than damaging their fishing tools, he stated.

The fishermen have been pressured to return to the shore with no catch, he stated.

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