The Navy assisted the Coast Guard to arrest sixteen (16) Indian fishermen who were poaching in Sri Lankan waters at two separate locations late last night, Navy spokesman Akram Alavi told the Colombo Gazette.
He said that the fishermen were arrested south of Delft Islands and off Mannar and three of their boats were also seized.
The fishermen and boats were to be handed over to the Jaffna Fisheries Inspectorate and the Mannar Assistant Directorate of Fisheries once being brought ashore.
Akram Alavi said the latest arrest follows the arrest of 17 Indian fishermen two days earlier. (Colombo Gazette)