Arrested Ten Indian Fishermen Remanded Till 12 July
The Magistrate Court in Talaimannar remanded till 12 July, the ten Indian fishermen alleged of poaching near the shores of Talaimannar and transferred to the prisons in Anuradhapura.
According to Sri Lanka Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya, the ten Indian fishermen were arrested on 2nd July near the coast of Talaimannar while poaching and were handed over to the Talaimannar Police Headquarters.
He said their two boats are also brought along with them and now anchored in the Talaimannar jetty.
When Asian Tribune contacted Talaimannar Police Headquarters the Acting Headquarters Police Inspector Ratnayake told that the ten Indian poachers were produced on 3rd July before the Talaimannar Magistrate and remanded till 12 July.
He said all the ten accused were remanded at the Anuradhapura Prisons.
Sri Lanka Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya also told Asian Tribune that the Sri Lanka Navy has begun to arrest many drugs smugglers from South India, since of late.
He told Asian Tribune that the Sri Lanka Navy is on the lookout for drug smugglers who enters the Sri Lankan waters on the guise of fishermen.
He further said Sri Lankan Navy is duty bound to arrest those straying into the Sri Lankan territorial waters.
- Asian Tribune -