Sri Lankan Navy apprehends eight Indian fishermen from Nagapattinam

Sri Lankan Navy apprehended eight Indian fishermen from Nagapattinam when they were fishing in international waters near Kodiakarai last night. The Sri Lankan Navy also detained their one fishing boats. As per information received, Sri Lankan Navy has now arrested 32 fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the past week for fishing in Lankan waters. The fishermen had resumed fishing after 61 days fishing ban in eastern coast for fish species propagation last week. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapady K Palanisamy wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging to intervene and secure the release of 20 fishermen lodged in Lankan jail and 137 fishing boats detained by Sri Lanka.

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