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Four Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lankan waters

The Navy arrested four Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters yesterday (25 July).

Navy personnel had arrested the suspects during a patrol carried out in the country’s Northern seas, in the vicinity of the Kovalam Lighthouse.

The Navy has also seized a fishing trawler along with the fishermen. The fishermen and their equipment are now in Navy custody at the SLNS Elara naval base.

Following a medical test, the Navy said, the fishermen are due to be handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Jaffna for onward legal action.

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