Sri Lankan court frees 12 Indian fishermen

Rameswaram (TN): The Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday apprehended 11 fishermen from here for alleged violation of its maritime boundary, a senior state government official said.

However, the fishermen here denied their colleagues violated the maritime boundary.

According to a senior Fisheries department official here, the Lankan navy apprehended 11 fishermen and three of their boats in the small hours on Tuesday.

The incident drew outrage among the local fishermen community here.

Meanwhile, Ramanathapuram Lok Sabha member K Navas Kani flagged the matter with the Centre and wanted a permanent end to the matter.

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