Yachtsmen arrested for shooting at fishing boats
A fisherman was slightly injured when some foreigners on a yachting
cruise fired warning shots towards some fishing boats, 30 nautical miles
off Kirinda, Maharawana fort on Tuesday night.
A German couple and another German and Brazilian sailing on two
yachts from the Andaman, Nicobar Islands to Kochin had observed some
boats approaching towards their yachts, 30 nautical miles off Maharawana
“The sailors on the two yachts fired warning shots but the boats
failed to respond and were speeding towards the yachts. The sailors
fired two warning shots below the fishing boats and had injured a
fisherman in the arm”, Navy Spokesman Commander D.P.K.Dassanayake said.
The Navy later reached the location and arrested the fishermen and
the sailors and handed them over to the police. “The injured fisherman
was admitted to the Karapitiya hospital”, he added.