India concerned over repeated arrests of Indian fishermen in SL

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Indian Parliamentary panel today expressed concerns over the repeated arrests of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan authorities, the Business Standard today reported.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs also voiced concerns over the growing proximity between Sri Lanka and China.

"During the meeting, few members raised concerns over the repeated arrests of fishermen from Tamil Nadu and the harassment they are being subjected to by the Sri Lankan authorities," one of the committee members said.

A panel member, belonging to the AIADMK, demanded the review of the marine boundary agreements between the two countries.

The agenda of the committee, which was briefed by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, was India-Sri Lanka relations -- trade and security, including the fishermen issue. The panel is headed by Congress Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor.

According to one of the members, Tharoor expressed his concern about the growing proximity between Sri Lanka and China and its impact on India.

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  • Dheewaraya Thursday, 05 April 2018 03:01 PM

    Why does not the Indian Govt be equally or more concerned with indians poaching in others territorial waters.

    Shan Thursday, 05 April 2018 04:25 PM

    If not Repeated arrests for Repeated Poaching, what else?

    Ceylon Thursday, 05 April 2018 05:32 PM

    Indian government must concern repeatedly fish stealing from srilanka waters by indian fishermen.

    S Dissanayake Thursday, 05 April 2018 06:59 PM

    Perhaps they prefer that we shoot them.

    Sathees Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:19 PM

    If I am the president, I will order SL Navy to shoot at them. This is a out right repeated violation on our boundary. Ok, guys I get it, That's why I am not the president of Sri Lanka!

    Sarith Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:17 PM

    We need a ruler who would tell Indians to go fly a kite.

    Suraweera Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:42 PM

    What right do they have to talk about our relations with China? Next they'll tell us to keep away from Russia.

    Abayasekara Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:52 PM

    China should tell them to mind their business as they did in Male.


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