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Indian and Sri Lankan navies complete mapping of maritime boundary

The Indian and Sri Lankan navy on Tuesday completed the second phase of their joint hydrographic survey of the south western coast of Sri Lanka, to map the maritime boundary.  

The survey began on October 26 and follows on from phase 1 which took place in May 2016. 

The survey charts were handed over to the commander of the Sri Lankan navy.  

The mapping exercise takes place amid ongoing tensions between the two countries over the arrest of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan navy personnel for allegedly crossing the maritime boundary.