SL Navy offers soft drinks, sweets to Indian fishermen

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Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu trawling near Katchatheevu were in for a big surprise today when Sri Lankan navalmen not only allowed them to fish but also offered them soft drinks and sweets.

Local fishermen Association leader Emerit said the Lankan navalmen treated Indian fishermen with kindness and chatted with hundreds of them from various places including Ramanathapuram and Jagadapattinam, fishing in the Palk Strait.

The navalmen's friendly gesture has come close on the heels of the release of all fishermen from Tamil Nadu, lodged in Lankan prisons.

Local fishermen have in the past complained of attacks by the Lankan Navy while fishing near Katchatheevu, an islet ceded to Sri Lanka by India in 1974.

Sri Lanka has often accused Tamil Nadu fishermen of straying into their territorial waters, while the latter maintain they are only fishing in their traditional areas.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had on Friday last ordered the release of all 98 Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody for alleged poaching, a day after India abstained from voting on a US-backed UN resolution censuring Colombo on its human rights record.(PTI)
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  • Appu Monday, 31 March 2014 06:29 AM

    this show our sovereignity and intergerity only for one man power. What you have to say now Rajitha,wimal and hela urumaya???? You can imagine now why chinese getting contracts for foubke or trible of the normal price via DM Android App

    Jonson Monday, 31 March 2014 06:50 PM

    did they test the sweets before eating them? via DM Android App

    I don't know why Monday, 31 March 2014 07:36 AM

    Well of course after they didn't vote against Lanka so obviously anything will be showered to the Indians now.

    Grace Monday, 31 March 2014 02:16 AM

    Politically motivated gesture until Indian elections are over. But it is a good strategy from our side at this moment

    chennaiguy Monday, 31 March 2014 10:57 AM

    What ever maybe the reasons, im very happy to read this! Indo-Lankan love FTW !! <3

    Dheevaraya Monday, 31 March 2014 08:00 AM

    Hondhai, hondhai. Dhen Indiayanu dhhewarayo Dewundaratath ei. Api kewum, kokis walin sangrahaya korannam. via DM iPad app

    sootikka Monday, 31 March 2014 07:31 PM

    Dont waste your money by giving them sweets

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 31 March 2014 09:33 AM

    [quote name="Appu"]this show our sovereignity and intergerity only for one man power. What you have to say now Rajitha,wimal and hela urumaya???? You can imagine now why chinese getting contracts for foubke or trible of the normal price via DM Android App[/quote]
    Bingo, you are spot on.

    Gafa Monday, 31 March 2014 02:49 AM

    Where is Jaya And Karuna now, any comments please TAMIL NADUUUUU

    grumpy Monday, 31 March 2014 02:59 AM

    What? Am I dreaming or what? Just because IND did not vote against SL in Geneva Res,,,,, this is the way we treat them. HAHAHA

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 31 March 2014 03:14 AM

    Maintain the right relationship, its very vital for our nation.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 31 March 2014 03:17 AM

    Hopefully Mr. President would have advised for this approach.

    Huna Monday, 31 March 2014 08:55 AM

    This is lame!

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 31 March 2014 04:08 AM

    [quote name="Gafa"]Where is Jaya And Karuna now, any comments please TAMIL NADUUUUU[/quote]

    They too could be served with Whiskey & Brandy.


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