Over 2,000 TN fishermen attacked, chased away by SL Navy in Indian waters

The fishermen from Rameswaram ventured into the sea when the Sri Lankan naval personnel trespassed into Indian waters and cashed them away. Photo: PTI File.

More than 2,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen were allegedly attacked and chased away by the Sri
Lankan Navy while they were fishing in Indian waters, a fishermen association leader said here.

“The fishermen from this island town had ventured into the sea on Monday (September 30) and were fishing when the Lankan naval personnel trespassed into Indian waters and drove them”, Rameswaram fishermen association President P Sesuraja said.

They also snapped the fishing nets in 10 boats, he alleged. The fishermen were forced to return to the shore without a catch.

On September 14, four fishermen from here were arrested by the Lankan navy for allegedly poaching near Neduntheevu off the Lankan coast.