Nearly 250 Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu were allegedly chased away by the Sri Lankan Navy personnel while they were fishing off Neduntheevu, a fishermen association leader said today.
The Lankan Navy personnel also snapped fishing nets of 10 boats.
The incident occurred yesterday night when the fishermen from Tamil Nadu were fishing near Neduntheevu and the Sri Lankan Navy came to the spot in two boats and drove them away at gun-point, Rameswaram Fishermen Association President P Sesuraja alleged.
Following this, all of them returned to shore this morning without a catch, he said.
On August 10, a total of 27 fishermen from Nagapattinam, Pudukottai and Ramanathapuram districts were arrested by the Lankan Navy on the charge of fishing in the island nation waters.
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