February 18, 2024
Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 12 Indian Fishermen for Alleged Poaching
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Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 12 Indian Fishermen for Alleged Poaching

Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 12 Indian Fishermen for Alleged Poaching /Reuters

Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 12 Indian Fishermen for Alleged Poaching

The Sri Lankan Navy has arrested 12 Indian fishermen and seized their trawlers off the coast of Karainagar in the northern Jaffna peninsula. The fishermen were accused of poaching in Sri Lankan waters, a longstanding issue in India-Sri Lanka relations. The Palk Strait, a rich fishing ground, has been a source of contention, with periodic arrests of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan authorities. The arrested fishermen were escorted to the Kankesanthurai harbour for further action. The incident adds to the challenges in managing maritime boundaries and fishing rights in the region.

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