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UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa said he hoped that President Maithripala Sirisena would resolve the fishing crisis because the postponing of talks would affect the northern fishermen the most.

“Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi worked closely to resolve the Indo-Sri Lanka fishing crisis. I hope President Sirisena will find a lasting solution to it, but the postponing of talks will only affect the northern fishermen because their livelihood was badly affected during the war and are continuing to suffer because of the crisis,” Mr. Rajapaksa tweeted.

International media earlier reported that the Sri Lankan government would seek a postponement of the talks with representatives of both countries.  

During President Maithripala Sirisena’s recent visit to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised the need to resume talks between the fishing authorities of both countries.

Tamil Nadu fishermen suggested that the discussions be held on March 5. However, Sri Lanka has requested for a postponement.

“Our new government has prioritised its 100-day programme and as such so we do not have the time to work on this matter at the moment,” Fisheries Secretary Nimal Hettiarachchi told The Hindu.

The previous round of talks between fishermen of India and Sri Lanka, held in Colombo in May 2014 ended in a deadlock with Indian fishermen demanding three years to phase out trawling, a proposal that their Sri Lankan counterparts found unreasonable.
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  • kukula Tuesday, 03 March 2015 04:58 PM

    No one has any regard for you.

    kevin Rat Tuesday, 03 March 2015 05:07 PM

    stupid boy ,

    Sanjaya Tuesday, 03 March 2015 11:57 AM

    You guys are looters of tax payers money. All your illegal deals will be revealed soon. Your days numbered in the public, if Sri Lankan judiciary

    Laminate Tuesday, 03 March 2015 12:15 PM

    Ok, Namal baba.....

    ChrishanSP Tuesday, 03 March 2015 12:17 PM

    Seems son is " Bora diye Fishing" for defeated father !!!

    kamal Tuesday, 03 March 2015 12:23 PM

    Good hear such from you, you all get ideas when no power, looks power blinds people and make them dumb! So, you better be without power, then people will like you.

    Nim Tuesday, 03 March 2015 12:23 PM

    How come your father didnt do anything about it in the last 10years????

    Pronto. Tuesday, 03 March 2015 12:26 PM

    Pronto.Who is this guy to issue advices to our H.E The President on Governance?

    Gobba Tuesday, 03 March 2015 05:36 PM

    Crooked Patriots, taking refuge in Patriotism to loot the country.

    Aluthratne Tuesday, 03 March 2015 12:37 PM

    Ane appe namal koluwata fishermans la mathak wela.

    mithra Tuesday, 03 March 2015 12:48 PM

    You do not have to worry about problems in the country my friend. The Govt. will solve all the problems that could not be solved by your father. Just mind your business. Why suddenly shed tears for Northern fisherman?

    john frazer Tuesday, 03 March 2015 12:54 PM

    Your father was robbing the country for 10 yearsWhat did he do

    Aku Tuesday, 03 March 2015 01:03 PM

    Oh wow, you suddenly found your voice!!! Am sure this issue will be solved amicably, soon... Nobody asked you anyways... Can you please RETURN the money and gold that you and your family stole first???

    TONY Tuesday, 03 March 2015 06:25 PM

    NAMAL WHY DONT YOU TALK OF WHAT YOUR UNCLES DID UNDER YOUR FATHERS REGIME

    upali Tuesday, 03 March 2015 01:12 PM

    It seems that the government always give up to India to boast that it has better relationship with India than MR.

    maxximus Wednesday, 04 March 2015 01:46 PM

    ok.... u just sit and relax Namal baby


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