No agreement on 83 days of fishing: Ministry

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The Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry today denied the existence of an agreement with Indian fishermen to allow them to fish in Sri Lankan waters for 83 days of the year for the next three years.

Several proposals had been made by the Indian fishing community asking for permission to fish in the Sri Lankan waters but the Ministry said it had not agreed to any such agreement.

Meanwhile Indian media reported that the third round of talks between representatives of Tamil Nadu fishermen and Sri Lanka ended in Chennai on Tuesday, a day ahead of schedule, with the two sides meeting each other half way.

The talks that went on for more than eight hours and is reported to have made significant progress on many longstanding issues, the Indian media said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
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  • Push Friday, 27 March 2015 06:13 AM

    If both countries are genuinely interested in implementing this as a rule it’s very easy to install a set of buoy lights to show fishermen the demarcations they shouldn’t cross. If both countries play gentlemanly politics this is how things should happen.

    Nodrog Thursday, 26 March 2015 03:41 PM

    Seems like the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing

    lankaputha Thursday, 26 March 2015 04:00 PM

    The biggest stupid thing after giving the Sudda a land to be covered by the skin of a bull.. Let me ask. what 83 days, and why 83 ? It is our water... Can we ask a similar thing from India then?

    Premalal Thursday, 26 March 2015 04:32 PM

    Thank heavens. Give the Indians an inch you might as well forget the rest.

    Sameen Jan Friday, 27 March 2015 08:42 AM

    Sorry It was 100 magical days not 83 fishy tailsOK?

    Waco Friday, 27 March 2015 12:31 AM

    There is no problem at all. These issues created by Indians for their benigit. Do not wast time.

    Subha Friday, 27 March 2015 01:15 AM

    Bring them over and have them shot...

    Abdul Thursday, 26 March 2015 08:15 PM

    we got a law here. we cant allow every tom dick and harry to enter our territory without visa and passport. how can they request something like that ? dont they understand sri lanka is a separate country and not a part of india ?


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