Twenty two fishermen released

26 February 2010 04:05 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Twenty two Lankan fishermen who had illegally entered Indian waters were released by the Indian Authorities in Chennai today, Assistant Director of the Monitoring, Controlling & Surveillance unit of the Fisheries Department Mr. Lal De Silva said.

He added that the fishermen who were released are scheduled to be handed over to the Sri Lankan Navy by the Indian Coast guard during the weekend. The released fishermen are residents of Chillaw, Matara, Galle and several other coastal areas. (ISA)

  Comments - 5

  • Saturday, 27 February 2010 02:47 AM

    India is our friend, neighbour and support whole heartedly to crush terrorism and we have the right to enter India any time we need. People from Matara, Galle and Chilaw are not Tamils fro India to ban! To maintain relationship relatives must visit often.

    Saturday, 27 February 2010 02:54 AM

    srilankan fishiermen not doing pourposely the high sea took them away from their point. my point the indian present govt is not a democratic government. they are time saving for their benifit. westran countries so worried about srilankan enthic problem . the indian what they did the honest democrttic country

    Saturday, 27 February 2010 07:39 AM

    india is a biased a country. They only allow tamil fishermen but not Sinhala fisherman. This biasness from India should stop.

    Saturday, 27 February 2010 09:37 AM

    Fishing boundary changes season to season therefore it is futile to talk about this in racial tones Tamil fishermen Sinhala fisherman etc., It is routine, they may arrest release arrest release and their is a protocol to do that but the smuggling through the fishing activities needs special attention that we can't tolerate like poaching in nautical boundaries which we can't draw in water.

    Friday, 26 February 2010 05:07 PM

    Sri Lankan fishermen do this all the time. Why don't the authorities procecute and punish them? This is a shame and disgrace to Sri Lanka.

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