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Sri Lankan navy arrests 8 Indian fishermen

The Sri Lankan navy arrested eight Indian fishermen on Tuesday night for alleged poaching. 

The men were apprehended off the cost of Kalpitiya. 

Their fishing boat was impounded and has been transferred to the authority of fishing officials in Puttalam.

The arrest is the latest in a series of arrests of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy, despite ongoing talks by both governments on the issue. 

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