Four Tamil Nadu fishermen held by Sri Lankan Navy

According to the Sri Lankan navy website, a fast attack craft attached to northern naval command arrested the four Indian fishermen while they were engaged in illegal fishing activities in Sri Lankan territorial waters about nine nautical miles North West off Kovilan coast on Sunday.

Naval personnel on a Fast Attack Craft belonging to the Northern Naval Command arrested the four fishermen in a fishing dhow illegally fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters about 9 Nm Northwest of Kovilan on Sunday (16). They will be handed over to the Jaffna Assistant Director of Fisheries for onward legal action, the Navy said. The fishermen and the country boat along with fishing gear were taken to the Sri Lankan naval station, Elara.

Further disclosing the matter, the official said that the fishermen arrested belonged to the Jagadapattinam in Pudukottai district.

This is the fourth instance of arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Lankan Navy this month.

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