Indian fishermen arrested

[TamilNet, Monday, 02 March 1998, 23:59 GMT]
The Sri Lankan Police produced six fishermen from Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu in the Jaffna district court today. They had been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in mid sea. They said that SLAF helicopters had fired on them while they were out at sea near the Sri Lankan maritime zone yesterday.

They were then taken by the Sri Lankan Navy to its base in the island of Karainagar to the west of Jaffna peninsula and later, had been handed over to the Kankesanthurai Police.

Additional judge, Jaffna, Mr. M. Thirunavukkarasu directed the Police to keep them in the detention and rehabilitation camp at Kankesanthurai and to make the necessary arrangements to repatriate them through the Indian High Commission in Colombo.

The arrested Tuticorin (Thooththukkudy) fisherman are:

1.Aasai Viyakulam Ramesh

2.Bosco Satheeshkumar

3.Arulthsaasan Motcham

4.Robin Fernando

5.Anthony Gerard

6.Aasai Anthonyppillai Jesudas

 

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