21 Sri Lankan fishermen held for entering Indian waters

Eleven fishermen were apprehended for allegedly fishing in the Andaman island and 10 others were nabbed when they entered the Indian waters at Minico island.

Updated: Apr 21, 2011, 00:19 AM IST

Colombo: At least 21 Sri Lankan fishermen
have been detained by the Indian authorities after they
entered into the country`s waters at Minicoy and Andaman
islands, officials said Wednesday.

Eleven fishermen were apprehended for allegedly
fishing in the Andaman island and 10 others were nabbed when
they entered the Indian waters at Minico island while escaping
from sea pirates, Sri Lankan Ministry of Fisheries was quoted
as saying by the local media.
Colombo: At least 21 Sri Lankan fishermen
have been detained by the Indian authorities after they
entered into the country`s waters at Minicoy and Andaman
islands, officials said Wednesday.

Eleven fishermen were apprehended for allegedly
fishing in the Andaman island and 10 others were nabbed when
they entered the Indian waters at Minico island while escaping
from sea pirates, Sri Lankan Ministry of Fisheries was quoted
as saying by the local media.

Illegal fishing on each other`s waters is a frequent
occurrence among fishermen of both the nations.

The issue has became a centre of diplomatic activity
between the two countries since January this year.

Sri Lankan Navy was accused of killing at least two
Indian fishermen, a charge denied by the Navy.

PTI