Navy apprehends 27 Indian fishermen for fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters

Navy apprehends 27 Indian fishermen for fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters

12 August 2018 06:45 pm

Twenty seven (27) Indian fishermen along with 4 dhows engaged in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters were apprehended by the Sri Lanka Navy around 5.00 p.m. 10th Friday. The apprehension was made by a Fast Gun boat attached to the Northern Naval Command in the northern seas.

 Subsequently, the Indian fishers and their dhows were brought to the naval base SLNS Elara today and the apprehended fishermen were examined for a medical test before they were handed over to the Jaffna Assistant Director of Fisheries through the Sri Lanka Coast Guard, for onward action.

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