Sri Lanka has auctioned off over 100 Indian fishing boats that were seized by the Sri Lanka Navy over years, for illegally entering the sea of Sri Lanka.
The auction took place in Kankesanthurai (KKS), on the northern coast of the Jaffna Peninsula, near Point Pedro, the northernmost point in Sri Lanka.
The Chairman of the Jaffna Fisheries Committee A. Annarasa told News 1st that Indian boats were auctioned for prices from Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 1.3 Million.
“We auctioned 135 Indian boats today (7). We will continue to work with India, However, Indian fishermen cannot enter the Sea of Sri Lanka,” he said.
A large number of Sri Lankan fishermen from Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Mannar, Puttalam, and Negombo had registered themselves to place bids at the auction to buy these boats
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