10 Sri Lankan fishermen caught off Chennai coast

April 11th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by admin  

Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Ten Sri Lankan fishermen were Friday arrested off the Chennai coast and detained for questioning. The Sinhala-speaking fishermen were on two mechanised boats that were flying “fake” Indian flags, said a fishermen’s body spokesman, Bharati.

“Indian fishermen have spotted more such craft, around 100, operating near Chennai. Security concerns have become acute because a few of the Sri Lankan nationals speak Tamil,” he said.

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