Sri Lankan Navy arrests five Indian fishermen

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Colombo [Sri Lanka], June 18 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday arrested five Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters. "Naval personnel attached to a Fast Attack Craft belonging to the Northern Naval Command arrested 5 Indian poachers along with a fishing trawler engaged in illegal fishing practices in Sri Lankan territorial waters west of Delft Island this morning," the Sri Lankan Navy said in a statement. The arrested Indians will be handed over to the Jaffna Assistant Director of Fisheries for a legal action. The Sri Lankan Navy also rendered assistance to another Indian fishing trawler in northwest of Analativu Island as sea water had trickled into the vessel making a panic-stricken situation. (ANI)