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Former Union Minster V Narayanasamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cancel his proposed visit to Sri Lanka and condemned Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s statement that the Indian fishermen trespassing into Lankan waters should be shot down.

In a statement here on Sunday, he took strong exception to Wickremesinghe’s comments and said that just because the Modi government sought to reap a good relationship with the neighbouring countries, the tiny island nation was threatening a mighty and strong India, due to the ‘timid attitude’ of the Modi government.

He demanded that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj return to India immediately and register condemnation of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Wickremesinghe.

Although the arrest of Indian fishermen continued unabated and at present, 285 Indian fishermen and 87 boats are under the Sri Lankan custody, the former Union Minster said that a red carpet welcome was accorded to former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on his visit to India, when Modi government assumed power.

Narayanasamy said the arrest and seizure of the boats were continuing even after Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena assumed power and stated that Modi-Sirisena talks also would not give positive results in this regard.

The former Union Minster said it was natural for the fisherman of both the countries to cross their respective sea limits, since the maritime boundary is not demarcated.

Claiming that the previous Congress government at the Centre took immediate steps to secure the release of the arrested fishermen, Narayanasamy wanted the Parliament to condemn the Sri Lankan Prime Minister for his remark and pledge support to the Indian fishermen. (Express News Service)
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  • Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 09 March 2015 01:07 PM

    Like a line drawn in water.

    rosebud Monday, 09 March 2015 01:07 PM

    Beware of wolves in sheeps clothing. via DM Android App

    Deen Monday, 09 March 2015 09:51 AM

    What the hell we can do when you all continue to enter our water continuously for years and years without taking any proper measures.

    JDL Monday, 09 March 2015 10:05 AM

    Wimal Weerawansa version of india :P

    ahamed Monday, 09 March 2015 10:31 AM

    jokers of south india. these people think they can come here and steal our fish without respecting international borders.

    maddy Monday, 09 March 2015 10:43 AM

    Mr. Prime Minister, take my bow for the brave statement you made. You seems to be learned from your own past mistakes. Well done.

    Premalal Monday, 09 March 2015 11:18 AM

    The condition for Indian friendship is allowing to plunder. With friends like this who need enemies.

    shamantha Monday, 09 March 2015 11:32 AM

    Majority of the parliamentarian in India too, not much educated to understand the meaning of a sentence/Phrase.That is a tactic used by the un educated politicians to get public attention which is harmful for entire world

    Dan Monday, 09 March 2015 06:49 PM

    The fact is lack of Diplomacy on the part of our new PM. You cannot blame him because almost for a quarter of a century he was the Leader of Opposition. As a PM of the Country you do loose talking especially on high sensitive international matters...This is worst than MR lambasting the west....after all it was India who helped Ranil to oust MR...That the biggest disappointment for India as the saw Ranil as a true friend of India.....

    SybtheticLayer Monday, 09 March 2015 12:19 PM

    Hundred percent sure this foolish politician" Mada Samy" never had even kindergaten education, Every country has their own perimeters of the ocean leagaly, If any body entering with out informing to host country is a vialation of international law. We remember in 1983 Indira Gandhi vialated this law by dropping medicine and food to terrorists in the north part of Srilanka, as an far thinking politician honarable JR did not take action but the Nature punished to Mother and Son both for their uncivilized action.Honarable Modi is an educated politician,he will justify Srilanka primeminister`s oredr to Shoot, but make sure this will apply to Srilankan and Indian both fishermen vialating the international law on both sides India as well as Srilanka, then the subject closed.What is good for the gooh is good for the giander too.

    OMG Monday, 09 March 2015 12:23 PM

    This guy says "the maritime boundary is not demarcated" I tell him "Get them GPS systems and tell them their limits, they are cheap"


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