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Colombo: 15 Indian fishermen were arrested by Sri Lankan authorities on Thursday for violating the International Maritime Boundary, a navy official said.

Navy spokesperson Akram Alavi told Xinhua news agency that nine fishermen were arrested in the seas near Delft Island.

Six other were arrested in the seas near Talaimannar. A total of three boats were seized.

Sri Lankan fishermen on Tuesday staged a protest walk in capital Colombo demanding that Indian authorities take immediate steps to prevent fishermen from entering Sri Lankan waters.

Sri Lanka and India have been trying to resolve the long-standing fishing issue with fishermen from both sides often entering each other’s waters which ends up in arrests and boats being detained.(IANS)

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Sri Lanka's Attorney General's Department has held an event in capital Colombo to raise funds for children affected by the Easter Sunday attacks in April

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He said terrorism had affected the entire region and called for more coordinated efforts to tackle the issue. Flickr

Sri Lanka’s Attorney General’s Department has held an event in capital Colombo to raise funds for children affected by the Easter Sunday attacks in April, which claimed 250 lives. Sri Lanka.

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Speaking at the event on Saturday, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that all those involved in the attacks had been killed or apprehended and the government was drafting new legislations against extremists. Pixabay

Speaking at the event on Saturday, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that all those involved in the attacks had been killed or apprehended and the government was drafting new legislations against extremists and terrorists, Xinhua news agency reported.

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He said terrorism had affected the entire region and called for more coordinated efforts to tackle the issue. (IANS)

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