Three Sri Lankan fishermen arrested near Vedaranyam coast in T.N.

The Coastal Security Group, during their regular patrol, found the three Lankan fishers stranded near Arcottuthurai and rescued them

August 09, 2023 12:29 pm | Updated 04:38 pm IST - NAGAPATTINAM

The Coastal Security Group of Tamil Nadu Police arrest three Sri Lankan fishermen (from second left) P. Reagen, S. Sivakumar and A. Srikanthan near Vedaranyam Coast on August 9, 2023

The Coastal Security Group of Tamil Nadu Police arrest three Sri Lankan fishermen (from second left) P. Reagen, S. Sivakumar and A. Srikanthan near Vedaranyam Coast on August 9, 2023 | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Three Sri Lankan fishermen were arrested by the Coastal Security Group of Tamil Nadu Police near Vedaranyam coast in Nagapattinam district early on Wednesday, August 9, 2023. They were stranded mid-sea on a fishing boat due to engine failure.

Coastal Security Group sources identified them as P. Reagen, 40, S. Sivakumar, 25, and A. Srikanthan, 37, all natives of Jaffna in Sri Lanka. The three fishermen had ventured into the sea for fishing in a mechanised boat on August 6 and were stranded mid-sea due to an engine failure.

The Coastal Security Group, during their regular patrol, found them three nautical miles away from Maniyantheevu near Arcottuthurai and rescued them.

Later, they were arrested and taken to the marine police station in Vedaranyam. The police confiscated the boat and fishing equipment. Further investigations are on.

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