Sri Lanka arrests 13 Indian fishermen

Indo Asian News Service

Colombo, March 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka authorities on Thursday arrested 13 Indian fishermen for poaching in its territorial waters.

The authorities also seized two trawlers used by the Indian fishermen in the northern seas, south of Sri Lanka's Delft Island, Xinhua news agency reported.

At a ministerial meeting in January, Sri Lanka urged India to end bottom trawling in order to resolve a long-standing fishing dispute.

--IANS

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