Indian fishermen belonging to Tamil Nadu, apprehended in Sri Lanka for
allegedly poaching in its territorial waters, have been provided consular
assistance by the Consulate General of India in Jaffna, the Indian High
Commission here said on Thursday Dec 31.
The high commission said it was in touch with the Sri Lankan Government to
facilitate the early release of the detained fishermen. "High Commission
@CGJaffna were provided Consular Access to Indian fishermen who are apprehended
in Sri Lanka and extended all possible support to them. They were given
essential daily use items and offered legal and other forms of
assistance," it said in a tweet.
Fishermen from both countries are arrested frequently for inadvertently
trespassing into each other's waters.