SL rejects TN fishermen's demand

27 May 2015 02:53 am - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Sri Lanka on Tuesday rejected the demand of Indian fishermen, especially those from Tamil Nadu, to allow fishing in its waters of for 63 days a year.

Mahinda Amaraweera, Fisheries Minister, told The Hindu on Tuesday evening that “we will not allow them to do fishing even for a single day in our waters.”

The Minister's observation was a natural sequel to the “unanimous position” of fishermen's federations across the island against permitting the Tamil Nadu fishermen to use mechanised bottom trawlers.

The federations, a couple of weeks ago, conveyed their stand to the government.
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  • MADUKRM22 Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:22 AM

    Yeah ! Well said. Appreciate the stand the Govt has taken. Let them fish in their troubled TN waters !!

    Sammy Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:31 AM

    They are demanding the right to trespass and to steal. What a joke!


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