The Sri Lanka Navy categorically denies allegations that we have attacked and killed an Indian fisherman last Saturday and also say that these allegations are baseless and without proof, Navy spokesman Captain Athula Senarath told Daily Mirror online
He further added these allegations were made time to time and that they suspected that few elements wanted to create problems and harm the goodwill between the Sri Lankan Navy and the Indian Navy and its officials.
We have given strict instructions to our naval patrols and we ensure that these instructions are carried out. We have investigated these allegations several times and proved their baseless, Captain Senarath said.
The Hindu reported on Sunday “that a fisherman from Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu was killed allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday night. Taking a serious view of the “killing of two Tamil fishermen in 10 days” by the Sri Lankan Navy, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday had assured Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi that the Centre would take up the issue with the Sri Lankan authorities.”
Captain Senarath also noted that the Navy Commander had stated that India can provide proof, if there is any that the Sri Lankan Navy killed the Indian fishermen during the alleged shooting incidents.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa had also instructed the Navy last several weeks to carry out a detailed investigation into an alleged incident that the Lankan Navy had fired on Indian fishermen. (Daily Mirror online)
Comments - 19
Gongalegodabanda Sunday, 23 January 2011 09:09 AM
Was the Sri Lankan Navy competing for fishing with the Indian fishermen to try to reduce the cost of living!!! Like the Army is providing vegetables!
Nayomie Sunday, 23 January 2011 09:10 AM
The fisherman shot himself and committed suicide? I dont know why these things happen on earth..
Ezhilini Sunday, 23 January 2011 09:38 AM
Should be a humanitarion operation!!
meranchi Sunday, 23 January 2011 10:16 AM
This matter have to conceder very curiously otherwise relation ship wit india will damage ......i
Shan Sunday, 23 January 2011 10:22 AM
Nayomie, this could be a ploy by your South Indian brethren just to discredit Sri Lanka.
Citizen Sunday, 23 January 2011 10:39 AM
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John Sunday, 23 January 2011 11:49 AM
The fisherman shot by LTTE as usual..
local boy Sunday, 23 January 2011 12:32 PM
this is another trick of renaming LTTE hardcore gangs
Louisa Sunday, 23 January 2011 12:40 PM
Shows your naivety.
namal Sunday, 23 January 2011 12:52 PM
Yeah, we deny everything. It must be the flying spaghetti monster who's behind this conspiracy to spoil our relationship with the Indian Navy.
Cobra Sunday, 23 January 2011 01:18 PM
No, Vaico's thugs did it to start a rift between India and Sri Lanka!!!!!!!!!
Moon buster Sunday, 23 January 2011 01:43 PM
what nonsense are you talking ?
Powerless Sunday, 23 January 2011 02:31 PM
Navy, Please continue what you are doing. Kill them but deny your role.
nisha Sunday, 23 January 2011 02:57 PM
So far more than 400 fishermen. So all 400 were either committed suicide or aliens from another plannet targetting Tamil fishermen.
kalum Sunday, 23 January 2011 03:40 PM
look like some peoples or organisation behind this. Sri lanka navy have no reason to attack indian fisherman
channa Sunday, 23 January 2011 03:41 PM
100% correct.....Why cant the Indian Navy, which is one of the biggest Navies in Asia stop their own fisheman from coming to SL?
nagulendran Sunday, 23 January 2011 03:42 PM
Tamil Nadu fisherman coming to Northern SL waters and stealing away our fish....
cracko Sunday, 23 January 2011 05:24 PM
This is the usual Sri Lankan statement. The rest of the world are always trying to discredit Sri Lanka.
ThirdParty Sunday, 23 January 2011 10:11 PM
Praying God that this should escalate.
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