Jaffna fishermen protest

21 February 2011 02:50 am - 43     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A protest was organized by more than hundred Jaffna fishing families in front of the Indian consulate this morning against Indian fishermen straying into Sri Lankan fishing waters. The protestors were demanding that the Indian fishermen stop robbing their resources and driving them to starvation.

The protest was a silent protest with participants covering their eye and mouths with black ribbon. (Parameshwaren - Jaffna)

  Comments - 43

  • Chamalka Monday, 21 February 2011 06:52 AM

    Dag nanda must be behind this protest :-) . this is definitely not organized by the ordinary people in Jaffna .

    Prabhath Patabendi Monday, 21 February 2011 07:14 AM

    This is polifish

    kalum Monday, 21 February 2011 03:26 PM

    The gournmet of Sri lanka and India should engage talk.otherweis there will be problem with friendly nehbour.

    I Hussein Monday, 21 February 2011 03:39 PM

    WW to protest in front of Indian hight commission. He wont dream of doing such a thing. That will be the end of his confused, cheap & deceived political carrier.

    Anushka Monday, 21 February 2011 07:40 AM

    Judging by the way you seem to think that even this is a secret conspiracy by the government, you must be from JVP

    Kamal Monday, 21 February 2011 04:05 PM

    Are you from Jaffna ?

    S.Sriranjan Monday, 21 February 2011 04:42 PM

    Another form of spliting the Tamil Unity???

    nagu Monday, 21 February 2011 08:40 AM

    Well done Jaffna Fisherman....We are with you.....

    nagu Monday, 21 February 2011 08:42 AM

    Lets see how Vaiko will react to this....He is the so called Savior of the Tamil People.....

    abhishek Monday, 21 February 2011 08:47 AM

    Now they have the power to show their view !!! first protest after decades of harassment by terrorists.....

    we are with u !!!!

    Ranjith BG Monday, 21 February 2011 05:21 PM

    Wait JVP will tell something about this.

    I Hussein Monday, 21 February 2011 09:18 AM

    Well, whoever orgamized, protest is done by Jaffna people. Love to see how some bankrupt TN politicians gonna react.

    hindu ram Monday, 21 February 2011 07:25 PM

    how come the jaffna fishermen protest against india while their fishing is not allowed by sl navy ? this is a total drama by sri lanka govt and the sl navy by bringing sinhalese fisherman from the south.

    Penyless_President Monday, 21 February 2011 09:26 AM

    Yes.People are forced to do it.We love you KP.

    singho Monday, 21 February 2011 07:43 PM

    can anyone prove that they are not sinhalese fisherman from the south ?? shame for govt to use citizens to gain political advantage and put the blame on innocent civilians.

    Calistus J. Monday, 21 February 2011 09:36 AM

    Keep gusessing. lol.

    jamis Monday, 21 February 2011 09:57 AM

    maybe they were allowed to fish in our waters by the LTTE for some other favers in return and now they finding it difficult to lose the habit.

    Dr Ray Monday, 21 February 2011 08:51 PM

    Its Time we sent our Jaffna Fishermen to Capture the Somali Pirets and Hand Them Over / Give them to our Navy. Somalie Pirets Deserve this. .....

    kaputakukula Monday, 21 February 2011 09:58 AM

    Narrow minded people think shalow. Use sense (if u have any) before hatred. A clever brain can understand that this protetest is definitely organized by the government.

    Karthik Monday, 21 February 2011 10:00 AM

    Even a new born tamil baby knows this protest is organised by douglas devananda...

    Kalani Raja Monday, 21 February 2011 11:58 PM

    Just a protest won't do any good. Is anyone prepared to go for a hunger strike? Then please contact Mr Weerawansa for some tips.

    kaputakukula Monday, 21 February 2011 10:26 AM

    Truly the Tamils in Jaffna know HOW the SL Navy saved them!!!!

    Dr.Rajeev Monday, 21 February 2011 10:23 AM

    Might have been tutored and orchestrated by Douglas and co.

    mohandev Monday, 21 February 2011 10:35 AM

    If so brilliant, only traitors cant understand this

    malkanthi Monday, 21 February 2011 10:34 AM

    Our politico and TN politico both show bankruptcy!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 21 February 2011 11:00 AM

    One can only sympathise with the poor Jaffna fishermen because they are just pawns in this political game where they end up as losers without any help from either the Sri Lankan government or the judicial system as everything is dictated to by the Big Brother India.

    RAMBO Tuesday, 22 February 2011 02:41 AM

    Dinesh , stop trying to make lame excuses to blame the government. We are not the only country in this world who has problems and people who are protesting.

    malkanthi Monday, 21 February 2011 11:14 AM

    Our fishing families do not have problem with Indian fishermen, by now we know who is behind. Why not WW start fasting front of Indian High Commission??

    citizen1 Monday, 21 February 2011 03:22 AM

    Damn good!!

    indian Monday, 21 February 2011 03:54 AM

    sorry srilankan navy

    Thinuka Monday, 21 February 2011 03:56 AM

    Very good move.. thats what u should do..

    Tonto Monday, 21 February 2011 04:05 AM

    New Indian consulate. 'illan kanawa'

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 21 February 2011 04:07 AM

    Now what about the Tamil brethren across palk straight for Tamil Nadu Politicians falling over each other to “protect” the tamils in Jaffna. Fishy indeed.

    Roshan Tuesday, 22 February 2011 03:50 AM

    Whether it is organised by the govt or anybody, the protest is justified. How can the Indians fish in our water?

    hewwel Monday, 21 February 2011 04:19 AM

    SL Navy saved these people from the cluthes of LTTE. Please guard them against intruders now.

    Guru Monday, 21 February 2011 04:59 AM

    Organised by Gota.

    DINESH Monday, 21 February 2011 05:08 AM

    For Centuries these two( SL & IN ) people are fishing but this is the 1st time they are protesting .I am sure it is organised bt the government not by the people..........

    lankaputha Monday, 21 February 2011 06:13 AM

    I am happy now that people in Jaffna are in the correct path. They now have the freedom to protest and demand. They are now involved in international matters too.. Long live our war heros.

    citizen1 Monday, 21 February 2011 06:20 AM

    You might have a point! Seemed too smooth!

    channa Monday, 21 February 2011 02:04 PM

    So its ok for the Indian Fisherman to come and fish in SL waters? Pls dont joke.....

    punchi Monday, 21 February 2011 06:17 AM

    Well said

    truth hurts Tuesday, 22 February 2011 05:03 AM

    you are spot on man.

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