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Sri Lankan navy arrests 12 Tamil Nadu fishermen

The Sri Lankan navy on Tuesday arrested 12 fishermen from Tamil Nadu in India for allegedly fishing in Sri Lankan waters. 

Two fishing trawlers were also seized. 

"The arrested fishermen were brought to the naval base SLNS Uththara in Kankesanthurai and the trawler and the fishing gear were taken to SLNS Elara in Kareinagar," the navy's media unit said.

The detained men have been handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Jaffna.