Nearly 60 Tamil Nadu fishermen boats were damaged in an incident, in which the Sri Lankan navy allegedly hurled stones at the boats, said a fisheries department official on Sunday.
Sri Lankan naval personnel also damaged fishing nets in 25 boats, while they were involved in fishing near Katchatheevu late on Saturday, the official said, PTI reported.
Quoting fishermen, the official said naval personnel came in five vessels and hurled stones on the Indian boats, causing damage to 60 of them. No fisherman, however, was injured in the incident.
Fishermen’s association representative S Emerit said about 556 boats were put out to sea late on Saturday, alleging that some were targeted by the Sri Lankan navy.