Tamil Diplomat

Sri Lankan Navy cut fishing nets of Tamil Nadu fishermen?

More than 2,000 fishermen from Rameswaram were forced to return Tuesday without catch after Sri Lankan Naval personnel allegedly snapped the fishing nets of 30 mechanised boats near Katchatheevu, the PTI reported.

The fishermen had put out to sea in 450 mechanised boats Monday night and were fishing near Katchatheevu in the Palk Strait when the Lankan Naval men rounded up nearly 30 boats and snapped the fishing nets and asked all the fishermen to return, Rameswaram Fishermen Association President P Sesuraja told reporters.

They also warned them against fishing near Katchatheevu, following which all of them returned to the shores Tuesday morning, he said. (PTI)