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Sri Lankan Navy detains 18 Indian fishermen for illegal fishing

Sri Lankan Navy detains 18 Indian fishermen for illegal fishing

The Sri Lankan Navy has apprehended 18 Indian fishermen on charges of illegal fishing in the country's waters. The fishermen were arrested near Delft Islands and are now facing legal proceedings in Kankesanturai.

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Sri Lankan Navy personnel apprehended 18 Indian fishermen on charges of illegal fishing in the country's waters, seizing three fishing vessels in the process, according to a report by news portal The News First on Sunday as reported by PTI.

The arrest took place in the North Sea near Delft Islands during a search operation conducted on Saturday night, as confirmed by Navy spokesperson Capt Gayan Wickramasuriya.

The arrested fishermen are set to be taken to Kankesanturai fishing harbour for further legal proceedings, in line with Sri Lanka's regulations governing maritime activities and fishing in its territorial waters.

Edited By: sanchayaita roy
Published On: Jun 23, 2024