Sri Lankan Navy arrests 28 Indian fishermen: Jayalalithaa writes a Letter to the PM Naredra Modi RAMESWARAM: Sri Lankan Navy Guards arrested 28 Indian fishermen on charges of crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and fishing in their territory on Sunday.
The arrested fishermen pertained to Pudukottai, Pamban and Tuticorin and they were taken to the Kangesanthurai Port according to the Assistant Director of Fisheries Department Gopinath.
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had written a letter to the PM Narendra Modi calling for appropriate actions for a permanent solution to the repetitive arrests. She had also sought the Cental Government interference for the release of all the arrested Indian fishermen and their fishing boats in the lock-up of Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan Navy personnel on Sunday arrested 28 Indian fishermen on charges of crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in their sea land holding.
One mechanized boat and two country boats of the fishermen were also captured by them according to the sources. It is the fourth inhibition including this time in the month.
Eight fishermen were arrested on March 3, others 29 on March 6 and another batch four on March 10 by the Sri Lankan Navy Personnel at different geographical locations in mid sea.