Sri Lanka Navy arrests another 12 Indian fishermen and seizes 02 more boats for poaching in Sri Lankan waters

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Sri Lanka Navy arrested another 12 Indian fishermen while poaching in Sri Lankan waters and seized their two boats during a special operation mounted in seas south of Mannar, Sunday (19).

The special operation was conducted in seas south of Mannar, deploying Inshore Patrol Craft attached to the North Central Naval Command, the Navy Media Unit said.

As part of the Navy’s effort to prevent poaching by Indian fishing trawlers in Sri Lankan territorial waters, the Navy has seized 08 Indian fishing trawlers and arrested 55 Indian fishermen during separate operations conducted by the Northern and North Central Naval Commands on 18th and 19th December.

Arrangements are being made to hand over the apprehended Indian fishermen to relevant authorities for onward legal action, after directing them for a Rapid Antigen Test, the Navy said.

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