Navy fires at fishermen in Mannar Sea

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 01 November 2006, 03:08 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) fired at a group of fishermen who were fishing in Mullikulam-Pookulam sea area in Mannar district at 8:30 a.m. Monday, civil sources said. Fishermen fled to the shore leaving their boats and nets in the sea. No one was injured in the shooting.

Some boats left by fishermen in sea had been taken away by the SLN, fisheries sources complained.

Mullikulam-Pookulam sea area is ocated in the boundary between the districts of Puttalam and Mannar.


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