24 Indian fishermen held by Sri Lankan Navy

Rameswaram : Twenty-four Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Naval personnel on Sunday for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Lineand fishing in the island nation’s territorial waters.

“Fifteen fishermen, who were fishing between Katchathivu and Talaimannar, were arrested and taken to Talaimannar,”Assistant Director of Fisheries Kulanjinathan said. Nine others fishing near Neduntheevu were arrested andtaken to Kangasanthurai, he said.

The four boats of the fishermen, hailing from this townand Jagadapagttinam village, were seized, he added.