Sri Lankan Navy arrests Indian fishermen, damage another Indian boat

| Updated: Jul 06, 2017 18:30 IST

Deft Island [Sri Lanka], July 6 (ANI): According to the reports, five fishermen, hailing from Tamil Nadu, have been apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy near Delft Island on Wednesday. One boat has also been seized by the Sri Lankan navy. All five fishermen and one boat are being taken to Kankesanthurai Navel Camp in Sri Lanka for further legal action. In a similar incident, Sri Lankan Navy allegedly damaged a boat carrying four Tamil Nadu fishermen. The incident happened at Delft Island in Sri Lanka on Wednesday. According to reports, all four fishermen have been released by the Sri Lankan Navy. This is not the first time an incident like this has taken place. Earlier on June 22, the Sri Lankan Navy arrested four Tamil Nadu fishermen for allegedly fishing in Sri Lanka's territorial waters. The same they also seized one boat used by the fishermen near Delft Island. On May 24 six Tamil Nadu fishermen were apprehended along with a boat by the Sri Lankan navy near Neduntheevu Island.(ANI)