Five Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

Five Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested on Monday and their boat impounded by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters.

Rameswaram: Five Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested on Monday and their boat impounded by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters.

The incident occurred this morning when five fishermen from Thangachimadam near here were fishing near Katchatheevu and were rounded up by the Lankan Navy and taken to Thalaimannar in the island nation, police said.

On March 26, 12 fishermen from Pudukottai district were arrested by Sri Lankan navy for allegedly fishing in the island nation's territorial waters.