Eight fishermen from Tamil Nadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters off Thalaimannar coast today, the police said here today.

According to information reaching here, the Sri Lankan Navy also seized the boat and have taken the fishermen to Thalaimannar district naval camp, they said.The fishermen are from Thangachimadam in

Rameswaram, the police said.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Information Technology Minister M Manikandan told reporters in Ramanathapuram that the state government will take up the matter of the arrest with the Centre.

On October 12, five fishermen from here were arrested by the Sri Lankan navy for allegedly fishing off Neduntheevu.

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