Three(03) Indian fishers apprehended for illegal fishing in Sri Lankan waters

Navy apprehended 03 Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler belonging to them for engaging in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters on 9th November 2019.

The arrest was made by the Northern Naval Command, during a routine patrol in the seas North-West of Kovilan Point.

The arrested fishers were brought to SLNS Uththara and seized fishing trawler was brought to the naval base SLNS Elara. The fishers will be handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Jaffna for onward legal action, following a medical test.