Twelve Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy

Chennai(PTI): Twelve Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy personnel today for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line, a senior Fisheries Department official said.

They were fishing near Katchatheevu, an islet ceded to Sri Lanka in 1974, Assistant Director of Fisheries Department Gopinath said, adding, their two boats were also seized by the Navy personnel.

All of them were taken to Talaimannar, he said.