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10 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy

Ten fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by Sri Lankan navy personnel on Thursday for allegedly fishing off the coast of Neduntheevu, The Hindu reported. 

The men from Akkarapettai, Nagapattinam, were taken to Kankesanthurai by the navy. 

The arrest is the latest in the ongoing issue of Tamil Nadu fishermen being arrested by Sri Lankan navy personnel. 

Last month the chief minister of Tamil Nadu wrote to the Indian premier, Narendra Modi, urging him to intervene and secure the release of dozens of fishermen currently detained in Sri Lanka.