The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday (September 19) detained five fishermen of Pudukottai district for allegedly entering the Lankan waters. Their boats too were detained and further investigations are on.
According to Asian News International (ANI) reports, the fishermen who are residents of Jagathapattinam in Pudukottai district near Delft Island, Tamil Nadu were fishing near the Neduntheevu when they were picked up. The Lankan Navy was on a routine patrol when they found these fishermen allegedly breaching the International Maritime Boundary Line and took them into custody.
Following a medical examination, the arrested men would be handed over to the assistant director of fisheries in Jaffna.
On being informed, the Indian Navy has begun collecting details about the incident.
In July, the Lankan Navy had arrested four Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu for allegedly breaching the IMBL and illegally fishing in Colombo’s water.