Eight Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Vastavam web: At least eight Indian fishermen have been arrested and their trawler seized by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the island nation’s waters. A naval ship made the arrest in the seas, 16 nautical miles off the Arippu area, for “illegal fishing” in the island nation’s waters, according to a statement of the Sri Lankan Navy. A Tamil Nadu Fisheries Department official said the fishermen belong to Tuticorin. On August 10, 27 Indian fishermen were arrested by the Lankan Navy on the charge of fishing in the island nation’s waters.