Naval personnel onboard a Fast Gun Boat and a Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command, on routine patrol, arrested the fishermen and seized two fishing trawlers north-west of the Delft Island.
The fishermen were brought to the naval base SLNS Uththara in Kankesanthurai.
Meanwhile, the trawlers and other fishing gear were taken to SLNS Elara in Kareinagar. They were handed over to the Assistant Fisheries Director of Jaffna for onward legal action. (Colombo Gazette)