Two courts in Sri Lanka on Wednesday extended till August 28 the remand of 65 Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were arrested by naval personnel of the island nation last month for reportedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line.

The fishermen from Nagapattinam, Karaikal and Akkaraipettai had put out to sea on July 30 when they were arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel, officials said.

The fishermen, lodged in prisons in Paruthithurai and Trikonamalai, were produced before magistrates of courts in those towns on Wednesday, who extended their remand till August 28, they said.

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