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At least nine Indian fishermen were arrested yesterday by the Sri Lanka Navy for illegally poaching in the country’s waters.

Reports said that two Indian fishing trawlers were also seized at the Analative island off Jaffna peninsula.

The navy said the arrested fishermen along with the trawlers were handed over to the department of fisheries and aquatic resources.

The arrests took place just a day after four Indian fishermen, released from Sri Lankan custody, were repatriated at the International Maritime Boundary Line.