File picture of SLNS Ranajaya involved in an incident with an Indian trawler over the weekend.

Three Indians rescued by the Navy .

Indian trawler rams

SL Navy patrol craft

Following an incident where an Indian trawler, engaged in poaching, rammed a Fast Gun Boat (FGB), on patrol, in the northern seas, damaging the vessel, over the weekend, Navy headquarters reiterated its commitment to apprehending poachers and safeguarding the interests of local fishermen.

There had never been a previous incident of an Indian trawler deliberately causing damages to SLN craft even during the conflict, authoritative military sources said, adding that the incident took place off the Delft Island.



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