The fishermen reportedly strayed into the Lankan waters by mistake. (Representational)
A total of 27 fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested on Friday by the Sri Lankan Navy on the charge of fishing in the island nation waters, according to a fisheries department official.
The Lankan Navy also impounded the four country boats of the fishermen from nearby Nagapattinam, Thondi and Pudukottai, Pudukottai Assistant Director of Fisheries Kumaresen said.
The fishermen reportedly strayed into the Lankan waters by mistake, he said quoting information received by the department.