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8 Indian Fishermen are arrested by Sri Lankan officials

Yesterday 8 fishermen from Tamil Nadu’s Pudukkottai region were detained by Sri Lankan officials.

Out of eight fishermen, seven were held in Triconmalee in Sri Lanka. These Fishermen will be presented in court at the earliest and other fisherman who tried to suicide after being taken into custody by Sri Lankan officials now admitted to the Triconmalee hospital in Sri Lanka.


In previous week some 26 fishermen and four boats from India have been taken into custody by Sri Lanka.

About 50 fishermen are detained and some 130 trawlers boats are in the Sri Lankan government’s supervision. Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister Palanisamy demanded the Centre’s interference on this.

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