Two Indian fishing boats burnt in Mannar

[TamilNet, Thursday, 09 September 2004, 10:02 GMT]
Two Indian fishing boats were set on fire by unidentified persons on the Pesalai coast in Mannar in the early hours of Thursday morning, Police said. The fate of the fishermen in the boats is not known, according to them. The registration numbers of the boats are RMS 2076 and RMS 1528.

Investigations are continuing, Police said.

Local fishermen in Mannar have been complaining against poaching by Indian boats in their waters.


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