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Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan Navy attacks Indian Fishermen, 20 feared missing

Filed under: global islands,india — admin @ 7:09 am

Sri Lankan Navy attacked fishermen from Rameswaram at sea on Tuesday (November 7th) and 20 of them are missing. It is suspected that they had been abducted.

500 fishing boats went for fishing with tokens issued by fisheries department from Rameswaram on that day. While they were fishing in the mid seas, the Sri Lankan Navy fired shots in the air and moved towards them. Fear stricken fishermen collected their fishing nets and got ready to return.

Sri Lankan sailors entered their boats and attacked them mercilessly. They damaged the fishing gear and other belongings of the Indian fisherman. They even forcibly took away their catch

In the meantime five boats bearing the numbers RMS 656, 602, 1374, 812 and 2000 have not returned to the shore.

The missing fishermen are Velsamy(45), Kannan(30), Thankaraj(50), Rajathurai(50), Subramani(50), Karupaiya(45), Chandren(45), Jaleem(40),Perumal(35),Arumugam(45),Vellasamy(30),Ganeswaren(35), Thavasi(45), Sheik(27) Bapu(25) and Muthukumar(25).

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