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Four TN fishermen held by SL Navy

Press Trust of India 

Four fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy today for fishing in their territorial waters, police said.

The fishermen from Jagadapattinam in Pudukottai district were arrested for fishing off Neduntheevu near the Sri Lankan coast and have been taken to Kangesanthurai by the Lankan navalmen along with their boat.

This is the fourth instance of arrest of fishermen by the Lankan Navy this month.

The fishermen had ventured into the sea four days back before they were arrested, they said.

On July 13, seven fishermen from Mandapam near here were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy at Neduntheevu and taken to Kangesanthurai port, for allegedly fishing in the Lankan waters.

The has maintained that the retrieval of Katchatheevu, an islet ceded to in the 1970s, was the "only solution" to the vexed fishermen's issue.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 10:28 IST