86 Indian fishermen arrested

86 Indian fishermen arrested

February 27, 2015   10:30 am

A total of 86 Indian fishermen have been arrested and their 10 fishing boats seized by the Sri Lanka Navy for violating the maritime boundary line and poaching in Sri lankan waters, naval officials said on Friday.

They were arrested last night off the eastern coast of Mullaitivu, acting navy spokesman Commander Indika Silva said.

The Indian fishermen will be handed over to the police at the port city of Trincomalee.

Sri Lankan fishermen have been complaining that since the advent of new government in Sri Lanka, the number of Indian fishermen breaching the country’s waters for illegal fishing have been increasing.

The talks between Sri Lanka and India on the fishermen issue scheduled for March 5 have been postponed, Sri Lankan fisheries officials said.

 

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories

President to leave on official visit to Japan and Philippines (English)

President to leave on official visit to Japan and Philippines (English)

16 students arrested over Ella forest fire (English)

China and Sri Lanka to speed up negotiation process and strive for early conclusion of FTA (English)

Foreign Minister urges international community to support Sri Lanka’s political, social and economic reforms (English)

LIVE🔴Ada Derana Late Night News Bulletin 10.00 pm

Rice donated to low-income families at a temple in Pallebedda

Foreign Minister urges international community to support Sri Lanka's political, social and economic reforms

President to leave on official visit to Japan and Philippines