Lankan Navy apprehends 27 Indian fishermen

Chennai, Mar. 13 (ANI): Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday apprehended 28 Indian fishermen and seized four boats near the Gulf of Mannar in early morning hours.

This is the fourth detention of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy this month charges of crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line.

Earlier, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had written letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling for appropriate actions for a permanent solution to the recurring arrests.

Meanwhile, in view of frequent arrests by Lanka for crossing maritime boundary, Indian fishermen have demanded the immediate repair of a navigation tower at the Gulf of Mannar which would help them remain in their waters.

A number of Indian fishermen have been held by Sri Lanka over the years for allegedly trespassing into its territorial waters. Navigational towers assist navigators in determining their position or safe course, or to warn them of dangers or obstructions to navigation. (ANI)

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