Thirty fishermen apprehended for allegedly breaching maritime boundaries

Thirty fishermen apprehended for allegedly breaching maritime boundaries

Thirty fishermen apprehended for allegedly breaching maritime boundaries

Written by Bella Dalima

12 Dec, 2013 | 7:08 pm

The Sri Lanka Navy has arrested thirty Indian fishermen in the northern seas of Sri Lanka on charges of breaching the Sri Lankan maritime boundary on Thursday.

Navy Spokesperson Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya says, Sri Lanka Navy has seized eight fishing vessels used by the fishermen to enter Sri Lankan waters.

This brings the total number of Indian fishermen taken into custody in Sri Lanka over the last two days to 140.

The 110 Indian fishermen who were arrested off the coast of Mullaitivu on Wednesday morning were brought to Trincomalee.

They were taken into custody in the seas of Chemmalai off the coast of Mullaitivu.  Navy Media Spokesperson, Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that the Indian fishermen were arrested for breaching Sri Lankan waters. The Sri Lanka Navy has also seized fifteen fishing vessels along with the fishermen.

The Group of Indian fishermen were admitted to the Trincomalee Hospital for a medical examination.Our correspondent in the area said that the fishermen are to be produced before the Trincomalee Magistrate.

Thirty two more Indian fishermen who were arrested off the coast of Pulmottai on October 17 were produced before the Trincomalee Magistrate’s Court today.

Acting Magistrate S. Sasidharan ordered for the group to be remanded until December 26.

 

 

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