Indian fishing boats broken in stone-pelting by Sri Lankan Navy: Official

Around 60 Indian fishing boats from right here had been broken in stone-pelting, allegedly by the Sri Lankan navy, a Fisheries Department official stated on Sunday.

The Lankan naval personnel additionally broken fishing nets in 25 boats, whereas they had been concerned in fishing near Katchatheevu late final night time, he stated.

Quoting fishermen, the official stated the naval personnel got here in about 5 vessels and pelted stones on the Indian boats, inflicting harm to about 60 of them. However, no fisherman was injured within the incident.

Fishermen’s association consultant S Emerit stated about 556 boats had been put out to sea on Saturday night time and alleged that a few of them had been focused by the Sri Lankan navy.

Expressing concern over such ‘recurring’ incidents, he sought the intervention of the Central and state governments to work out an answer to the difficulty and guarantee their livelihood.

A grievance has been filed with senior Fisheries officers.


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