Navy detains five Indian fishermen

Navy detains five Indian fishermen

June 18, 2017   05:01 pm


The Sri Lankan navy on Sunday detained five Indian fishermen and their trawler for poaching in the territorial waters of the island nation. In another incident, the navy saved three Indian fishermen who were in distress after their trawler developed a snag.

According to Sri Lankan navy, navy personnel attached to the Northern Naval Command detained five Indians engaged in illegal fishing practices in the Sri Lankan waters. 

The fishing boat and the crew were taken to the naval base in Karaitivu and were to be handed over to the Jaffna assistant director of fisheries for onward action.

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