6 more Indian fishermen arrested


The Sri Lanka Navy last evening arrested 6 Indian fishermen along with their fishing trawler on charges of trespassing into territorial waters.

With this, the number of Indian fishermen who have been arrested by the Sri Lankan naval agencies since September 1st has reached 128.

The fishermen had been taken to Talaimannar naval base in Sri Lanka and would be produced before courts.

Meanwhile, Minister of Fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera stated that part of the 128 fishermen currently in custody will be released before the Deepaawali which falls on the 10th.