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Indian fishermen caught fishing in Sri Lankan waters

The Navy has apprehended four Indians who were allegedly engaged in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters yesterday (26).

Navy personnel arrested the suspects during a patrol carried out in the Northern seas off the Kachchathivu Island.

The apprehended Indian fishermen will be handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Jaffna for legal action, a statement from the Navy said.

The number of Indian fishing vessels that trespass Sri Lankan waters has dropped significantly due to continuous Navy patrols, it added.

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