4 Indian Fishermen Arrested In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka had released 42 Indian boats, from a total of 143 in its custody, as a goodwill gesture following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the island nation in May.

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4 Indian Fishermen Arrested In Sri Lanka

Indian fishermen were arresed by Sri Lankan army on Monday night. (Representational Photo)


Colombo:  The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday announced it had arrested four Indian fishermen for illegally entering the country's territorial waters.

Sri lankan Navy spokesperson Lt Commander Chaminda Walakuluge told Xinhua news agency that the arrests were made on Monday night. The authorities seized a trawler used by the fishermen.

Sri Lanka had released 42 Indian boats, from a total of 143 in its custody, as a goodwill gesture following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the island nation in May.

But officials have warned that Indian fishermen will continue to be arrested if they poach in Sri Lankan waters.


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