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Sri Lanka Navy hands over 6 more fishing trawlers back to India
 

On completion of repair work, the Sri Lanka Navy handed over 6 more Indian fishing trawlers back to India yesterday (11 October 2017). The six Indian fishing trawlers had been seized by the Sri Lanka Navy for poaching in the Sri Lankan territorial waters. A total of 20 Indian fishing trawlers have been handed over to the Indian government since 30th September 2017.

The six Indian trawlers were escorted to the IMBL north of Kankesanthurai by the Sri Lanka Navy Ship Edithara II and handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship Ameya.