Twenty fishermen from Tamil Nadu, India were arrested by the Sri Lankan navy on Friday for allegedly crossing into the island's waters.
The men were detained along with two fishing boats and fishing equipment. They are to be produced at court in Point Pedro.
The arrest is the latest in the ongoing issue of Tamil Nadu fishermen being arrested by Sri Lankan navy personnel.
In October 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.