More than 2,000 Indian fishermen were on Sunday forced to return from sea without a catch after they were allegedly attacked by Sri Lankan Naval personnel, the PTI reported.
Though nobody was injured in the attack, several boats suffered damages, President of the Fishermen Association, Sesuraja said. Fishing nets of the fishermen, who ventured into the sea in more than 500 boats, were also damaged.
The Sri Lankan Navy also warned them against fishing near Katchatheevu, following which all of them returned to the shores this morning, he said. (PTI)