NEW DELHI, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Eight fishermen from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday, a government official said.
"The fishermen were arrested off the coast while fishing near Neduntheevu in international waters," said the official of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.
According to the official, the fishermen were taken to Trincomalee for questioning by Sri Lankan authorities.
On Thursday, 13 Indian fishermen were apprehended along with their fishing trawlers in the northern seas, south of Sri Lanka's Delft Island.
India's official broadcaster All India Radio said more than 30 fishermen had been detained by the Sri Lankan Navy over the last three days.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy has sought the intervention of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in securing the release of the fishermen.