5 Indian fishermen apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy
At least five Indian fishermen Sri Lankan Navy from Neduntheevu in northern Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
New Delhi: At least five Indian fishermen Sri Lankan Navy from Neduntheevu in northern Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
Tamil Nadu: Five Indian fishermen belonging to Nagapattnam apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy along with one mechanised boat while they were fishing near Neduntheevu early this morning— ANI (@ANI) October 23, 2018
The navy authorities also recovered a mechanised boat from the fishermen.
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Straying of Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen into each other's waters is a recurrent problem as territories on the sea are not clearly demarcated.
According to media reports, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami last week wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to secure the release of eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu lodged in Sri Lankan prisons. (ANI)