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Jan 19, 2020
1:51PM

Sri Lankan navy apprehends four Indian fishermen

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Sri Lankan navy has apprehended four Indian fishermen along with their boat for straying into Sri Lankan maritime boundary.

A navy spokesman said, the fishermen were found in distressed conditions yesterday near Karainagar and were rescued by a coast guard ship.

They have been handed over to the police for further investigations.

Meanwhile, Indian high commission officials are in touch with Sri Lankan authorities for forward action and their repatriation.

As per Sri Lankan law, arrested fishermen are released on a commuted sentence with a warning.


Sri Lankan President had promised to release Indian fishing boats during his visit to New Delhi last November and the process in this regard is underway.

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