TN fishermen announce indefinite strike from today

22 December 2016 09:18 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The fishermen from Pamban, Tamil Nadu have announced indefinite strike from today urging the immediate release of fellow fishermen lodged in Sri Lankan jail.

The Sri Lankan Navy had apprehended 29 fishermen from Ramanathapuram and Thoothukudi districts yesterday.

The local fishermen are demanding immediate release of the fellow fishermen arrested by Lankan Navy.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Paneerselvam has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure the release of 51 fishermen from Tamil Nadu languishing in Lankan jail and 114 fishing boats detained by Sri Lanka.

The Tamil fishermen are released as goodwill gesture but fishing boats are detained as deterrent measure by Sri Lanka.

The Tamil Nadu fishermen hope that lasting solution to the problem will be found in the ministerial level talks to be held on January 2 in Colombo. (ANI)  

  Comments - 7

  • nscryan Thursday, 22 December 2016 10:52 AM

    To the all fish in the Indian sea. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    kaboos Thursday, 22 December 2016 11:28 AM

    Sri Lanka should not succumb to the pressure of Tamil Nadu politicians. .. Indian premier Narendra Modi is a reasonable and genuine person.

    Ahmed Thursday, 22 December 2016 11:55 AM

    if doing strikes can get criminals out of jail even smugglers and kidnappers will strike asking for a release.

    melda Thursday, 22 December 2016 12:00 PM

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    Nishendra Thursday, 22 December 2016 12:26 PM

    Lasting solution is not to encroach other counties territorial waters.

    RanjitS Thursday, 22 December 2016 01:46 PM

    SL fisherman will give any support for TN fisherman to continue the strike for long time.

    Lankan Thursday, 22 December 2016 05:42 PM

    Let them strike, it is good for us!


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