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Sri Lanka maintains detention of 43 Tamil Nadu fisherman

Sri Lankan courts issued an order this morning to extend the remand of 43 Tamil Nadu fishermen for another two weeks.

In December, the Sri Lankan navy announced that 55 fishermen had been arrested near Neduntheevu “as part of the Navy’s effort to prevent poaching by Indian fishing trawlers in Sri Lankan territorial waters”.

The case was taken up in court for the third time since the initial arrests and the fishermen and their boats will remain under the states custody until January 27.

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