12 Indian fishermen arrested in Sri Lanka

Indo Asian News Service

Colombo, March 26 (IANS) At least 12 Indian fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan navy for allegedly poaching in its waters, it said on Sunday.

The navy on Saturday also seized two of their trawlers for allegedly fishing in Sri Lankan waters northwest of Delft Island, Colombo Page reported.

The Indian fishermen will be handed over to the Jaffna Assistant Director of Fisheries for investigation, the navy said.