SL hands 37 Chinese fishermen to embassy

2012-08-07 19:29:48

Sri Lanka handed over 37 Chinese fishermen to their embassy on Tuesday, officials said, two days after the Sri Lankan navy arrested them for fishing without permission in Sri Lankan waters, Reuters reported.

The fishermen were arrested aboard two trawlers off the east coast town of Batticaloa on Sunday, along with two Sri Lankan agents.

"The fault is not with the (Chinese) crew. The case is against the (Sri Lankan) owner now," Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya told Reuters. "We have handed over the Chinese crew to officials from the Chinese embassy," he said.

  Comments - 17

  • Ayam Wednesday, 8 August 2012 01:15

    How Navy can decide that???? Chinese control SL and MR family...

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    Jan Chandra Wednesday, 8 August 2012 05:49

    What is the matter with you guys? Yes MR family is in power and they need to control and safeguard the country in whatever way possible. Yes Sri Lanka is holding its head up internationally without being subjected to an 'Arab Spring' because of China and Russia, much to the disappointment of the opposition, no doubt, who appears to be able to set the country ablaze like in Egypt, Libya etc., just to come to power. Have some consideration to gratitude man.

    Reply : 23       6

    bandara Wednesday, 8 August 2012 01:20

    I hope you don't embarrass China.

    Reply : 3       4

    kim Wednesday, 8 August 2012 02:10

    is the sri lankan agent is a party of srilankan minister

    Reply : 1       10

    Cyclops Wednesday, 8 August 2012 02:17

    Anyone could see that the Sri Lankan owner thing is a good ploy to poach in our waters. The 'owner' was probably paid a fortune to play his part.

    Reply : 0       18

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 8 August 2012 02:23

    As expected: after all they are CHINESE!

    Reply : 1       20

    buffaloa citizen Wednesday, 8 August 2012 02:56

    The fault lies not with the Sri Lankans unless one of them was the Captain of the ship. The Captain is finally responsible for the movement of the ship and its purpose. Not getting the crew released through a court order, shows to what level this regime has become puppets.

    Reply : 1       13

    Arul Wednesday, 8 August 2012 03:20

    Lesson learned. It our (Srilankan) fault Master.

    Reply : 1       7

    nicky karunarathna Wednesday, 8 August 2012 03:23

    That's call amicabal settlement. That's how countries should keep the peace of the world. Let other nations learn lessons from this good gesture how to conduct themself!

    Reply : 12       1

    CHANDRAPALA Wednesday, 8 August 2012 03:23

    It seems that the government is following different polices over the fishermen who violate the international maritime law. when it comes to the South Indian fishermen it does not hesitate to take action according to law.

    Reply : 3       15

    Dadoriya Wednesday, 8 August 2012 03:24

    What a rule, typical Kakilla ruling. Power plays.

    Reply : 0       13

    ruwan Wednesday, 8 August 2012 03:51

    Follow the same for the Indian Fishermen.

    Reply : 2       15

    Ranil Wednesday, 8 August 2012 04:01

    Obey your colonial masters and bow humbly as they pass... I mean... as they fish.

    Reply : 0       13

    Dinesh Wednesday, 8 August 2012 05:22

    China to Sri Lanka..."Hand them over now." Also they would have reminded the 1989 incident in their country where thousands of Chinese were massacred.
    "So you Sri lankan's are peanuts to us. "

    Reply : 0       12

    Senna Wednesday, 8 August 2012 16:52

    Don't be so negative ?

    Reply : 4       0

    Lal Surain Wednesday, 8 August 2012 06:03

    you cant go on just because they were in power when war was won and they are in power now, go all out and break the law of the country and violate all norms. we did not vote a leader to violate country law but to govern it by respecting all people law and the constitution.

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    Chan chun ho Wednesday, 8 August 2012 07:59

    Make a pact with china for fishing. Then our fisherman can go to yellow sea and they can come to Indian ocean and buy fish from Chinese fisherman to saman Factories and for Umbalkada and dry fish.

    Reply : 5       2

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