The Indian Coast Guard has detained a Sri Lankan fishing boat with five fishermen for allegedly fishing in Indian waters.
Sources said the Indian Coast Guard Ship Vajra, during its routine patrol off the coast of Kanyakumari, spotted the Sri Lankan mechanised boat, illegally fishing on the Indian territorial waters in the early hours of yesterday.
After intercepting the boat, the vessel with five fishermen was detained.
They were identified as residents of Negombo and Chilaw.
ICGS Vajra is expected to reach the VOC Port around 11 a.m. today with the detained boat and the arrested Sri Lankan fishermen.