Colombo, July 6 (IANS) The Sri Lankan Navy and Coast Guard on Wednesday arrested 17 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters, officials said.
Two Indian fishing trawlers were also seized when the fishermen were arrested near Point Pedro in the island’s northern seas. reports Xinhua news agency.
The navy said the fishermen and their fishing trawlers were handed over to the Jaffna Fisheries Inspectorate.
Sri Lanka frequently arrests Indian fishermen fishing in its waters. India and Sri Lanka are divided by a narrow strip of sea.