TN fishermen strike: Demands SL release fishermen

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In Tamil Nadu, fishermen in Pudukottai district announced indefinite strike from today urging immediate release of fishermen and their boats by Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Navy apprehended 49 fishermen from Tamil Nadu yesterday and detained their twelve fishing boats.

Fishermen from Pudukottai Ramanathapuram districts of Tami Nadu were apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy when they were fishing in Lankan waters.

Tamil Nadu fishermen say that they should be allowed to fish in traditional waters of Palk Straits.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapady K Palanisamy in a letter urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and secure the release of 64 fishermen from Tamil Nadu lodged in Lankan jail and 125 mechanised boats detained by Lanka.

He pointed out that subsidy scheme to buy long liners for deep sea fishing was launched by the Prime Minister at Rameswaram.(ANI)

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  • Ken Wednesday, 09 August 2017 01:03 PM

    Hon RW let see how you stand up against India now.

    SL Wednesday, 09 August 2017 02:24 PM

    These drug smugglers shall be sent to hell not to India once caught ! . They smuggle drugs such as heroin,KG ,paan- parag, prohibited fertilizers through sea route to kill our nation !

    lanka Wednesday, 09 August 2017 03:53 PM

    Tamil Nadu fisherman should be taught what IMBL stands for. Ranil should take immediate steps or take India to the ICJ. Lankan Waters are for SRI LANKANS only.


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