Amidst discussions at a deadlock, the Sri Lankan Navy had detained 12 Tamil Nadu fishermen early this morning, Indian media reports claimed.

The Hindu reported that the arrests were made following a clash in the seas off Mullaithivu. Accordingly, the detention comes hours after eight fishermen from Akkarapettai in Nagapattinam district were arrested on Monday night. 

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalaithaa had also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issue with the Lankan government.