Altercations occurred between local fishermen fishing in Chundikulam sea area in Vadamaradchi East and the Sinhala fishermen of other districts and fishing in the same sea areas.
AS tension prevailed in the area more than 50 policemen were deployed in the area.
Illegal fishing is done in C hundikulam sea after the end of the war and this pave the way for anti-social activities through the sea. Several were arrested.
For the last three days local fishermen prevented other district fishermen from fishing, which led to the altercation yesterday. Following intervention of police and the Fisheries Department Rames Kanna, a compromise was reached.