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Sri Lankan navy chases off up to 2,000 Indian fishermen

The Sri Lankan navy has been accused of chasing off up to 2,000 Indian fishermen on Saturday night, as years of tension the two sides continue.

Rameswaram Fishermen Association President P Sesuraja from Tamil Nadu said that the fishermen were fishing near Katchatheevu, when the Sri Lankan navy arrived and snapped the fishing nets of 20 boats before chasing the rest of the group away.

The incident marks the latest in a long history of attacks by the Sri Lankan navy on Tamil Nadu fishermen.

Last month, a similar incident occurred, with over 2000 Tamil Nadu fishermen chased away by the Sri Lanka Navy and their nets cut off. The Sri Lankan navy denied harassing Indian fishermen.