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Navy arrests five Indian fishermen poaching in Lankan waters

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 19, 2019 19:04

Navy arrests five Indian fishermen poaching in Lankan waters

The Sri Lanka Navy has arrested five Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters.

The fishermen were apprehended by the Northern Naval Command. The arrests were made during a patrol conducted in the sea area northwest of the Kovilam Point. The fishermen were taken into custody along with their fishing trawler.

The Navy said in a statement that the group of fishermen was expected to be handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Jaffna for onward action.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 19, 2019 19:04

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