Navy denies arresting more

The navy denied reports that more Indian fishermen had been arrested last night after 65 were arrested the previous night.

Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that another 74 Indian fishermen had not been arrested as claimed in the Indian media today.

The Press Trust of India reported that 74 Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested last night by the Sri Lankan Navy when they were fishing off Kodaikarai coast.

Assistant Director (Fisheries) Uma was quoted in the report as saying the fishermen have been taken to Kankesanthaurai by the Sri Lankan Navy personnel. (Colombo Gazette)

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