Rameswaram (TN): A group of fishermen who went
to fish near Katchatheevu in the Palk straits were attacked
allegedly by the Sri Lankan navy even before they entered
Lankan territorial waters, fisheries officials said here today.
Fishermen in 614 boats had put to sea from here last night
and they were attacked allegedly by the naval men who threw
stones and other missiles including bottles, to prevent them
from crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line, they
The windscreens of some boats were damaged, officials
said, adding, fishermen were also threatened at gunpoint not
to cross the IMBL.
The fishermen later returned to shore.