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Sri Lankan navy arrests 27 Indian fishermen

[PTI, Monday, 24 December 2012 10:47 No Comment]

Sri Lankan navy arrests 27 Indian fishermenSri Lankan Navy has arrested 27 Indian fishermen and seized their four trawlers after accusing them of fishing inside the country’s maritime area.
Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that the Indians were arrested last night for "poaching inside Sri Lanka international maritime border limits (IMBL) off the eastern coast".
The boats and the trawlers would be handed over to the police in the harbour town of Trincomalee today for further action, the Navy said.

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