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Three Indian fishermen, bottom trawler arrested in Sri Lankan waters

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Three Indian fishermen and a bottom trawler engaged in illegal fishing practices, were arrested by a Fast Attack Craft belonging to the Northern Naval Command on Saturday (08).

The Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command on routine patrol, arrested the Indian fishing poachers while they were practicing bottom trawling in Sri Lankan territorial waters, about 13NM North-West of the Kovilam Point.

Having brought the arrested fishing trawlers and belongings to SLNS Elara in Kareinagar and the fishermen to SLNS Uththara in Kankesanthurei, they are due to be handed over to the Jaffna Assistant Director of Fisheries for onward legal action.

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