SLN bans fishing in Trincomalee seas
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 29 October 2008, 23:56 GMT]
Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Wednesday refused permission to hundreds of fishermen who went to the shore along Trincomalee to Kuchchaveli Wednesday early morning to fish in Trincomalee seas, fisheries sources said. The fishermen were told the directive was to ensure security SLN personnel manning checkpoints along the coastal area.
The fishing ban comes in the wake of the aerial attack by the LTTE in Mannaar and Colombo Tuesday night.
The SLN personnel stationed in the Trincomalee Naval Headquarters Wednesday early morning fired warning shots in the air fearing aerial attack on their base.