Sri Lankan Navy arrests 28 Indian fishermen

| Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 16:18
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Colombo:  The Sri Lankan Navy on Sunday arrested 28 Indian fishermen for allegedly poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
The navy said it assisted the Sri Lanka Coast Guard in arresting the fishermen at two locations in the north and north-western seas, Xinhua news agency reported.
The navy also seized a trawler and three small boats. 
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Indian fishermen have been arrested over the past few years for poaching in Sri Lankan waters and both countries are still struggling to resolve the issue.
Indian media reports last week quoted Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj as saying she had held consultations with top Sri Lankan leadership to resolve the issue of fishermen from India.
Last week, fishermen in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu staged protests demanding the immediate release of fellow fishermen from Sri Lankan jails. 

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Sri Lankan navy arrests 28 Indian fishermen.

The month of March 2016 looks to have brought reports of spurt in the detention of fishermen off the coast in Tamil Nadu by Sri Lankan Navy. There have been about three such incidents , last being on 12 March 2016 in which 28 fishermen were detained. The State Government of Tamil Nadu and the Union Government are seized of the matter. However , this Vedic astrology writer had , on 18 January 2016 , through article “ 2016 - a woeful year for India with slight cheer at the end” , alerted that certain woes in Tamil Nadu needed attention. Just reproducing the related text of the prediction from the article : “ February and March 2016 seem to be grim for a variety of concerns. Relations with some neighboring countries may likely come under severe strain during the period. Southern India also looks to be having some problems. Tamil Nadu , Panaji , Goa , Sethupuram like places may be perhaps in focus for some concerns of stress during February – March also”. It can be said that alert –prediction has been meaningful.

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