35 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy

Rameswaram:  Thirty-five Tamil Nadu fishermen were today arrested and four boats seized by Sri Lankan Navy while they were fishing between Talaimannar and Dhanushkodi in the Palk Strait, official sources said.

The Sri Lankan Navy arrested the fishermen for allegedly violating the International Maritime Boundary line, the sources said.

The fishermen had been lodged in an army camp at Talaimannar in Sri Lanka, the sources said.

As many as 106 fishermen from Rameswaram, Nagapattinam and Karaikal are in Sri Lankan prison for more than a month on charges of crossing the International Maritime Border Line and fishing in the island nation's territory.

Story First Published: August 26, 2013 12:51 IST

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