News

Indian coast guard arrests five Sri Lankan fishermen

13 March 2018 - 128   - 0

THE Indian coast guard on Monday morning arrested five fishermen from Sri Lanka for allegedly violating the international maritime boundary and poaching Indian marine resources near Kodiyakkarai in the district, the New Indian Express reported.

After enquiries were completed mid-sea,  the fishermen were taken to the Karaikal private port on the coast guard’s Rani Durgavati vessel in the evening.

Ranil, one of the arrested fishermen, was quoted as saying,  “We left shore from the Trincomalee harbour on February 28 and due to bad weather, we mistakenly sailed towards Indian territorial waters. We have not come here intentionally to poach marine resources.”Coast guard officials, however, said that while patrolling the region from the Karaikal station to Kodiyakkarai, they found a mechanised boat stranded mid-sea.

“When we accessed the stranded boat, we found five fishermen from Trincomalee in Sri Lanka. We arrested them northeast of Kodiyakkarai and also seized their boat at around 9 am for violating International Maritime Boundary Line rules and entering Indian waters to poach marine resources,” said Somasundaram, Karaikal station commander of the force.

The other apprehended fishermen are Dhanushkar, Arun, Madhuranga, Dilan–all from Anchakattai village near Trincomalee in Sri Lanka. All five fishermen were handed over to the Q branch police for further enquiries. The Tamil Nadu Coastal Security Group will initiate legal proceedings against them, the report said .

  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment

Top Stories

Court summons PTL Chairman Geoffrey Aloysius

The Colombo Fort Magistrate today issued summons on Chairman of Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) Geoffrey Aloysius to be present in court on July...

21 June 2018 - Views : 48

Leopard killed after attack on villagers in Kilinochchi

21 June 2018

US assures continued support for SL to fulfill commitments under UN resolution

21 June 2018

Postal strike continues

21 June 2018



style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-6200193111498313"
data-ad-slot="1999573490">

 

Features & Analysis

In pictures: Dialog 4G- The Sunday Times Schoolboy Cricketer Awards

The Sunday Times - Dialog 4G Schoolboy cricketer awards 2018 were held last evening. The break down of the re...

At a glance: Different Voices

 ‘The Voice’ headed by Ishan De Lanerolle recently staged the second edition of their concert &lsquo...

Hindi courses for children and adults

Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (Indian Cultural Centre) is announcing admission to new session of Hindi cours...

Get ready for the Big Bad Wolf Book sale this month

The Big Bad Wolf (BBW) book sale has made its return early this year, following the highly enthusiastic response from...



style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-6200193111498313"
data-ad-slot="1999573490">