Navy arrests 38 Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka Navy Boat

Thirty-eight Indian fishermen have been arrested today by Sri Lankan navy for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary line and venturing into Sri Lankan waters.

The fishermen and their 6 boats were intercepted in seas South of Delft Island, navy spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said.

The fishermen along with their boats have been taken by the Lankan Navy to the Kankesanthurai Port and will later be handed over to the fisheries inspector in charge of the area, he said.

The arrests come just three days after fishermen representatives of India and Sri Lanka met to discuss the vexed fishing issue.

(Courtesy: Ada Derana)