As many as 47 Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on Monday for allegedly fishing in that nation’s waters, officers right here stated.
These apprehended by the Lankan navy hailed from Rameswaram and Puthukottai, at the same time as seven boats have been additionally seized, they added.
The fishermen have been picked up by the island nation’s navy whereas they have been fishing close to Neduntheevu there, a senior Fisheries division official stated.
Whereas 27 fishermen hailed from Rameswaram, the others have been from Puthukottai.
They’re more likely to be produced earlier than a Sri Lankan courtroom on Tuesday.
In the meantime, the native fisheries authorities refused fishing permits to 23 Indian boats for allegedly damaging the nets of their Sri Lankan counterparts lately.
The Sri Lankan authorities had taken up the matter with Indian officers.