Thursday, September 13, 2007
Ten Indian fishermen illegally fishing in the seas of North of Mannar were arrested by a Sri Lankan Navy patrol and handed over to the Mannar police, Navy spokesman Commander D.P.K. Dassanayake said.
Sri Lankan Navy sailors man their guns as they patrol on a boat.According to Commander Dassanayake, the Navy patrol detected two boats North of Mannar at around 3.45 am. “We found 10 Indian fishermen fishing illegally in our territorial waters and they were arrested”, he said. He said the Indian fishermen arrested were handed over to the Thalaimannar police.