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Sri Lankan navy arrests eight TN fishermen

Press Trust of India  |  Rameswaram(TN) 

Sri Lankan navy today arrested eight fishermen on charges of poaching in the island nation's waters.

They were arrested near Katchatheevu, an islet ceded to by in 1974, and were taken to Thalaimannar along with their boat, Assistant Director of Fisheries Department, P Ravindran and Rameswaram Fishermen Organisation President, S Emerit said.

The Naval personnel had on December 9 fired in the air and damaged more than 20 fishing nets to chase away fishermen from while fishing near and other places.

First Published: Sun, December 28 2014. 16:05 IST