Sri Lankan Navy arrests 4 Indian fishermen
28, Jun 2019, 12:23 PM
Rameswaram: Sri Lankan Navy have arrested four Indian fishermen who were fishing in Palk Bay on Wednesday (June 26) and even confiscated their trawlers.
The four fishermen were arrested on the charge of trespassing into the territorial waters of the island nation.
The fishermen – Selvaraj, Nambuvel, Selvarasu and Balakrishnan – set out for fishing from Rameswaram fishing jetty in the morning and they were reportedly arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy after they allegedly crossed the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).
Indian fisheries department officials said that they were orally informed about the arrest and had not received any official communication.
This was the first arrest in the new fishing season that began on April 15 after the end of the 61-day fishing ban period.