The Navy rejects claims by certain political groups that 4,000 Indian fishing vessels engage in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan Territorial Waters.

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Navy Media Spokesperson, Lieutenant Commander Isuru Sooriyabandara rejects claims by certain political groups that around 4,000 Indian fishing vessels engage in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan Territorial Waters.
Speaking at a media briefing held in Colombo today, Lieutenant Commander Sooriyabandara said, these claims have been based on incorrect statistics and data.
He notes, the Sri Lanka Navy is always on deployment to ensure maritime security, and such statements based on erroneous data are a slur to the prestige and reputation of the Navy.

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