Tamil Nadu fishermen, country boat, attacked by Sri Lanka Navy

[TamilNet, Monday, 07 February 2011, 17:35 GMT]
Three Tamil Nadu fishermen from Rameswaram were pushed into mid sea and their country boat was ransacked, on Sunday midnight, allegedly by Sri Lanka Navy, reported PTI, Monday. According to TN officials, the attack took place while ten country boats had anchored and were fishing inside the Indian waters. Country boats with limited capacity couldn’t have gone that far into the maritime boundary, said TN officials.

The fishermen complained that SLN men cut off the anchor ropes and assaulted them with their gun.

"Three of us were pushed into sea and our fishing nets were also thrown into waters," they said adding they swam for a long time before locating their boat.


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