The Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday arrested five Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters.
"Naval personnel attached to a Fast Attack Craft belonging to the Northern Naval Command arrested 5 Indian poachers along with a fishing trawler engaged in illegal fishing practices in Sri Lankan territorial waters west of Delft Island this morning," the Sri Lankan Navy said in a statement.
The arrested Indians will be handed over to the Jaffna Assistant Director of Fisheries for a legal action.
The Sri Lankan Navy also rendered assistance to another Indian fishing trawler in northwest of Analativu Island as sea water had trickled into the vessel making a panic-stricken situation.
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