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Navy arrests 17 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishinga
 

Naval personnel attached to SLNS Vijaya located in Kalpitiya in the Northwestern Naval Command arrested 17 local fishermen engaged in illegal fishing without valid licenses, in the sea area off Sinnapadu yesterday (17).

During the arrest; 11 dinghies and 9 fishing nets were also taken into naval custody. The arrested fishermen along with belongings were handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries, Puttalam for further investigations.