Over 3,000 Fishermen Chased Away By Sri Lankan Navy Personnel

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The Sri Lankan Naval personnel allegedly chased away over 3,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen on Saturday for fishing near Katchatheevu islet, a senior fisheries department official said.

A total of 514 boats had been put out to sea on Saturday morning by the fishermen and were fishing off the islet when the naval personnel came there in 15 boats and chased them away, Fisheries department Deputy Director Kathawarayan told reporters.

They also cut the nets of 15 boats, he said.

PTI





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