The Local fishermen in Uduththurai,Vadamaradchchi had rounded up Southern Fishermen who were engaged in transgressive and illegal fishing in the seas off Uduththurai and had brought them to the shore.
Tension prevailed in the area because of this. Fishermen from Puttalam had stayed in Uduththurai and had engaged in fishing. The local fishermen had been affected by this. As they are using illegal fishing methods, the marine resources will be depleted, it had been pointed out for long by the local fishermen.
When the Southern fishermen were engaged in illegal fishing yesterday, they had been rounded up by the Uduththurai Fishermen and brought to the shore.
Following tension prevailing in the area, police and Army had been massed in the area, it was reported.