Sri Lankan Court extends remand of five Indian fishermen till June 19

Mannar [Sri Lanka], June 12 (ANI): Sri Lanka’s Mannar Court has extended the remand of five Indian fishermen till June 19.

The Sri Lankan Navy arrested five Indian fishermen belonging to state of Tamil Nadu on May 1 for allegedly poaching in the country’s territorial waters. They also seized one trawler used by the fishermen in the seas of Mannar.

Earlier, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised his objections over the arrest of five fishermen from the state and termed the arrest as ‘unfortunate’.

He said that this act would lead to disruption in the diplomatic bids to resolve the issues pertaining to fishing between the two countries. (ANI)