Indian fishers destroy nets of Northern fishers
By T. Pratheepan
Northern fishermen claimed Indian fishermen were engaged in illegal fishing in the waters of Vadamarachchi and have also cut fishing nets off Point Pedro.
D. Devadasan, President of the Fishermen's Association, said a fisherman had revisited an area where nets had been cast, about 15 kilometres offshore, and found that Indian poachers had destroyed 20 nets.
A heated argument ensued and the Indians began hurling stones at his boat. They demanded that he keep his distance.
Devadasan said the nets were worth Rs 300,000 and the fishermen have lodged a complaint at the Point Pedro Police Station.