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Sri Lankan Navy arrests eight Tamil Nadu fishermen

Sri Lankan navy personnel also seized two boats of the fishermen belonging to Kottaipattinam in Pudukottai district late last night.

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [Published on:06 Jul 2017, 10:55 AM IST]
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The Sri Lankan Navy on Wednesday night arrested eight Tamil Nadu fisherman in the island nation’s territorial waters.

The Sri Lankan navy personnel  also seized two boats of the fishermen belonging to Kottaipattinam in Pudukottai district late last night, Fisheries Department Assistant Director Chandrasekhar said today. 

All the fishermen were taken to Kagesanthurai, he said.  

In another incident, a boat sunk off Neduntheevu coast and the four fishermen in it were rescued by fishermen in another boat and brought to the shore here early today, he said.

(With PTI inputs)