Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 22: Sri Lankan Navy arrested ten Indian fishermen for allegedly engaging in “illegal fishing” in Sri Lankan waters.
The announcement of the arrest has been made by Sri Lankan fishermen association.
Earlier, the fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested for their engagement in cross-border fishing in Mullaitivu waters of Sri Lanka.
The 10 arrested fishermen and their boat are being taken to Trincomalee port.
The arrested ones were ordered to appear before the Trincomalee court on Tuesday morning which created turmoil among the fishermen in Tamil Nadu.
Earlier, few days before, nine fishermen who were traveling from the coastal district of Tamil Nadu have been arrested for allegedly trespassing and fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
Meanwhile, earlier in the month of August, Sri Lankan Navy rescued six Indian fishermen who stranded after their boat drifted in Sri Lankan waters due to a glitch.
Fishermen hailing from Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram went into the sea for fishing.
Around 532 boats from Rameswaram fishing harbour left for the sea. But the boat owned by Sagear Pandian developed a mechanical snag in the Palk Bay area, the Indian-Sri Lankan Sea border.
-PTC News with ANI inputs