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Five TN fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

PTI | Rameswaram(TN) |

Five Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested on Thursday by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing off Neduntheevu in their territorial waters, fisheries department official said.

Assistant Director of Fisheries, Shivakumar said the fishermen from Pudukottai district were arrested for fishing close to Neduntheevu and allegedly using banned fishing nets.

They were taken to Kangesanthurai port there, he said.

On October 21, four fishermen from Pamban near here were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing near Thalaimannar coast in their territorial waters.