Ten Indian fishermen were on Tuesday arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy when they were fishing near Katchatheevu
The arrests occurred post midnight south of Delft Island, off Jaffna in the Sri Lanka’s north. The Indians were later handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Jaffna.
They were arrested on charges of crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line.
The fishermen, belonging to Thangachimadam near here, were taken to Kankesanthurai along with their boat, he said
The arrests came a day after Sri Lankan Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera announced that authorities would continue arresting Indian fishermen if they do not stop illegal poaching.
Minister Amaraweera said the government was also looking at resolving the fishing dispute in a diplomatic manner and fresh talks would be held next month.