Three TN fishermen detained by Sri Lankan police

Tamil Nadu: As per the information given by the sources, three Tamil Nadu fishermen were detained by the Sri Lankan police for fishing in the island nation waters.

A state fisheries official went on to say that the fishermen from Jagadapattinam in Pudukottai district were detained off Karainagar in northern Sri Lanka.

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Fisheries assistant director informed that they were later taken to Kangesanthurai port.

This is the second instance of arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Lankan Navy this month. Earlier, on July 6, eight fishermen, also hailing from Pudukottai district, were taken into custody and their two boats seized.

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There has been a spurt in the detention of Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka since last month, when more than 50 fishermen were held, prompting state Chief Minister K Palaniswami to seek the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure their release.