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The Sri Lanka Navy said it assisted the Sri Lanka Coast Guard to arrest 15 Indian fishermen along with two Indian steel fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters in the seas North-East of Point Pedro yesterday (September 21).

The arrested fishermen and trawlers were brought to Kankasathurai harbor and will be handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Kankasanthurai for onward action, the navy further said.