A Sri Lankan court today extended the judicial custody of 44 Tamil Nadu fishermen, including six teenaged boys, arrested near Katchatheevu on different dates this year, till April 12, a fishermens organisation functionary today said. The fishermen, hailing from Rameswaram and Mandapam, had been arrested while fishing near Katchatheevu, Rameswaram Fishermens organisation president S Emerite said. While 38 fishermen have been lodged in Vavuniya prison, the six boys have been kept in a camp. The fishermen were produced before the Mannar judicial magistrate court which extended their remand till April 12.

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