Tamil Nadu fishermen accuse Sri Lanka Navy of chasing away 3,000 Indian fishermen

Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu): Fishermen in the Rameswaram area of Tamil Nadu have reportedly accused personnel of the Sri Lankan Navy of threatening and chasing away 3000 Indian fishermen.

Media reports quoted them, as saying that Sri Lankan Naval personnel issued the warning and fired shots at the Tamil Nadu fishermen fishing near the Katchatheevu islet in the Palk Straits on Sunday.

The fishermen were in 682 mechanized boats when the warning and the shots were reportedly fired, and had to return without their catch.

The Sri Lankan Navy personnel entered the area in five fast boats and a ship and and reportedly fired eight rounds of ammunition in the air. (ANI)