Chennai, June 25: Nine fishermen from Tamil Nadu had a narrow escape after Sri Lankan Navy personnel opened fire near Katchatheevu on the high seas on Friday.
The Lankan navy fired on the fishermen for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).
However, their boat was damaged in the incident.
The nine fishermen, who had set sail for fishing from Pamban in Rameswaram, escaped unhurt and managed to reach the shores and lodged a complaint with the fisheries department officials.
PMK Rajya Sabha MP and former Union Minister Dr Anbumani Ramadoss condemned the incident and said the Indian government should no longer tolerate such attacks on innocent fishermen.