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Sri lankan Navy nabs 7Kgs of gold worth Rs.50mn at KKS


Sri lankan Navy nabs 7Kgs of gold worth Rs.50mn at KKS

Two suspects were arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy last night with seven kilograms of gold biscuits worth about Rs.50 million while attempting to smuggle them to India, Navy Media Spokesman Commander Dinesh Bandara said.

He said the suspects were arrested in the seas off Kankesanthurai (KKS) while they were sailing to India by using a dinghy.

“The raid was conducted following information received by the Navy and during the raid the navy had found seventy pieces of gold biscuits 100 grams each packed in parcels inside the dinghy ,”Commander Bandara said.

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TN assures release of Indian fishermen in SL custody


TN assures release of Indian fishermen in SL custody

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has assured fishermen, that the State government would request the Centre to prevail upon the Sri Lankan government and secure the release of all fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan navy along with their confiscated boats at the earliest.

In a brief chat with reporters in Rameswaram on Saturday, Mr. Panneerselvam, who was on a visit to the island to offer worship at Sri Ramanathaswamy temple, said Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami has already taken up the issue with the Centre.

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13 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy


13 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

The Sri Lankan Navy arrested 13 fishermen for allegedly fishing in its territorial waters. The fishermen hailed from Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathapuram.

Two boats were also seized by the Lankan navy. Earlier this month, 27 Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy and their 5 trawlers seized. Fishermen from both countries frequently stray into each other’s territory and end up spending years in jails.

Detention of Indian fishermen by Lankan authorities is frequent as they often cross the International Maritime Boundary Line for fishing in its waters.

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27 TN fishermen arrested in SL waters


Tamil Nadu fishermen

Twenty-seven Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters early today, an official said.

The fishermen from Jegadapattinam and Kottaipattinam in Pudukottai district were arrested off Neduntheevu by the Lankan Navy and taken to Kangesanthurai port along with five boats, Assistant Director of Fisheries department, Pudukottai, Kumaresan said.

On December 2, 20 fishermen from Nagapattinam district were arrested by the Lankan Navy on charges of fishing off Neduntheevu.

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Four Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy


Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

 The fishermen from Pudukottai district were arrested for allegedly fishing close to the island nation and taken to Karainagar along with their boat, Inspector of Fisheries department C George said.

The naval men also snapped the fishing nets of several other fishermen from this coastal town and Mandapam, while they were fishing near Katchatheevu islet and chased them away, he said.

On September 11, twelve fishermen from here were arrested by the Lankan Navy for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line.
 

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4 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy


Fishermen

Both the incidents happened near Delft islands and fishermen who used banned gill nets were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy.

The arrested fishermen were identified as Muthu Irulan, Ravi, Sekar and Muthukrishnan (all from Mandapam). They were handed over to officials of Fisheries Department at Jaffna. They were then taken to court and remanded till September 14.

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Lankan Navy arrests four Tamil Nadu fishermen


Fishermen

Four fishermen from Nagapattinam district were arrested today by the Sri Lankan Navy when they were allegedly fishing near the Lankan coast.

Police said the fishermen along with their boat have been taken to Kangesanthurai.

The fishermen from Aakkarapettai in Nagapattinam districts were allegedly fishing near Paruthithurai when they were arrested.

With this, 65 fishermen from the state have been arrested in the last seven days.

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Sri Lankan Navy mistook rescue bid for kidnap: Arrested TN men


Sri Lankan Navy

The incident followed a high drama on the high seas early on Tuesday in the wake of Sri Lankan navy personnel chasing Indian fishermen. In all 49 Indian fishermen have been taken by Lankan authorities during the entire operation. 

The alleged incident unfolded 35 nautical miles off Kottaipattinam coast when the Sri Lankan Navy personnel, who were on four fast attack crafts, chased away the Indian fishermen who were reportedly fishing there. 

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Four Tamil Nadu fishermen held by Sri Lankan Navy


Fishermen

Four Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy today for fishing in their territorial waters, police said.

The fishermen from Jagadapattinam in Pudukottai district were arrested for fishing off Neduntheevu near the Sri Lankan coast and have been taken to Kangesanthurai by the Lankan navalmen along with their boat.

This is the fourth instance of arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Lankan Navy this month.

The fishermen had ventured into the sea four days back before they were arrested, they said.

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Send clear message to Sri Lankan on arrests, Chief Minister Palaniswami urges Modi


 Chief Minister Palaniswami

He wanted the Prime Minister to intervene and seek a permanent solution to the recurring incidents. The fishermen who were from Mandapam fishing base were fishing in the traditional waters in 2 mechanized fishing boats when they were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy. 

Deliberate attempt 

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