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Lankan Navy opens fire in air to warn TN fishermen

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 18:35

Rameswaram (TN): Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday opened
two rounds of fire in the air to warn a group of Tamil
fishermen near Katchatheevu, an islet ceded by India to the
island nation.

The fishermen told officials here on their return that
they left the spot soon after the navalmen fired in the air.
However, even after they began fishing near Arichalmunai
in Indian waters, the naval personnel came there and ordered
them to move further north, they said.
The navalmen also destroyed some of their fishing nets,
the fishermen told the officials.


First Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 18:35

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