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Lankan navy 'cuts' fishing nets of TN fishermen


Rameswaram (TN), Dec 24: Fishing nets of a group of fishermen from here were allegedly cut by Sri Lankan navy personnel while fishing near Katchatheevu.

The fishermen were fishing on seven boats when the incident occurred last night, Rameswaram Fishermen Organisation president Sagayam told reporters here today.


He said the Lankan naval personnel threatened the fishermen not to fish in the area. He urged the central and state governments to interveneand allow the fishermen to fish in their traditional areas in the Palk Bay.

On December 21, four fishermen from Rameswaram were taken into custody by Sri Lankan navy while fishing near Katchatheevu in the third instance of such action this month.


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