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Families of fishermen protest in Mannar

Families of fishermen in Thalvuppadu, Mannar, staged a protest today demanding the release of their loved ones detained by the Sri Lankan navy.

Twenty-five fishermen from Thalvuppadu were arrested by the Sri Lankan navy for using clap nets for fishing, and continue to remain in the custody of the navy, without any official charges being filed against them so far.

The Sri Lankan navy has also confiscated five boats belonging to the fishermen.

Photo: Uthayan.