PM's intervention sought to secure release of fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

A fishermen body Wednesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to secure release of 14 persons arrested by Sri Lankan Navy while fishing near Katchativu and said they would resort to a state-wide strike if the detainees were not freed before June 12.

Sri Lankan naval personnel pelt stones at fishermen, cut fishing nets

About 2,700 fishermen from this coastal town returned without fishing after Sri Lankan naval personnel allegedly pelted stones at them.

Five fishermen beaten up by Sri Lankan naval personnel

Five fishermen from this coastal town were allegedly beaten up by Sri Lankan naval personnel when they crossed the International Maritime Boundary Line.