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20 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka navy

The Sri Lankan navy has arrested at least twenty Tamil Nadu fishermen on Sunday for allegedly poaching fish, PTI reports. 

The fishermen were detained off the coast of Neduntheevu during the early hours of Sunday morning. 

Their boats have been impounded and the men taken to Karainagar for investigation.  

Last month over 3000 Indian fishermen were chased away by the Sri Lankan navy and eight fishermen arrested. 

The arrest and chasing away of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy remains a regular occurence despite attempts by India's Central Government to attempt to resolve the issue.