Sri Lankan Navy arrests nine Indian fishermen
Chennai: Nine Indian fishermen and two boats were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy near Palk Strait in Tamil Nadu early morning today.
The Tamil fishermen who belonged from the Pudukkottai district were apprehended near Analativu, an island in Sri Lanka, for entering territorial waters. Meanwhile, around two lakh fishermen in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are on a strike demanding the return of detained fishing boats by Sri Lanka.
Earlier, Sri Lanka had released 102 Tamil fishermen lodged in Lankan jails as good will gesture. However the fishing boats of Tamil fishermen were not released as a deterrent measure.