Sri Lankan Navy accused of chasing away 2000 Tamil Nadu fishermen

fishermen_indian_fish_reuteFishing nets of five boats of Indian fishermen were cut allegedly by Sri Lankan Naval personnel yesterday, who also chased away more than 2,000 fishermen off Katchatheevu islet, the Indian Express reported.

The Sri Lankan Naval personnel cut the nets, warned them against fishing in their territorial waters and chased away more than 2,000 fishermen from the area, Rameswaram Fishermen’s Association President, Sagayam said.

He said the fishermen from Rameswaram had put out to sea on 617 mechanised boats on Wednesday. (Colombo Gazette)