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India conveys ‘strong protest’ to Sri Lanka over death of Indian fishermen

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India conveyed its “strong protest” to Sri Lanka on Thursday over the death of four Tamil Nadu fishermen in the Palk Strait after their fishing boat reportedly collided with a Sri Lankan Navy patrol boat.

“Our strong protest was conveyed by our High Commissioner to the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister today. A strong démarche was also made to the Sri Lankan Acting High Commissioner in New Delhi,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in New Delhi.

Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “I have written to the Prime Minister insisting that an appropriate inquiry be initiated into the incident through the High Commission of India,” he said. He sanctioned ₹10 lakh each in solatium to the bereaved families. One member of each family would be given a government or government-related job.

DMK president M.K. Stalin demanded that Mr. Modi condemn the Sri Lankan government for the incident and sought a compensation of ₹5 crore for each of the families. Mr. Stalin alleged that while India’s External Affairs Minister recently said he had raised the issue of freeing Indian fishermen held in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government was not respecting India or its government. (The Hindu)

  Comments - 17

  • Gayan Friday, 22 January 2021 12:30 PM

    When a thief enters your house you police either arrest or shoot the person. What is the difference here?

    A Friday, 22 January 2021 12:31 PM

    Why the hell do your fishermen enter our waters first look into that.

    Tamil Friday, 22 January 2021 12:33 PM

    India, what you are going to do, send in your homicidal Army into Sri Lanka for the second time ? Northern Tamils and the Southern Sinhalese would join and fight you like hell.

    Lasith Friday, 22 January 2021 01:39 PM

    Tamils also live in the South, East and West!

    Lokka Friday, 22 January 2021 01:13 PM

    India, SHAME on you. This was to happen one day at the rate India was robbing our fishery resourses. India must blame itself for trespassing into our warters. How dare they blame Sri Lanka breathe are at fault.

    Kathir Friday, 22 January 2021 01:23 PM

    Take back immediately Kachchitivu Island traditionally belongs to Tamil Nadu sold by North Indians by Indra Gandhi. Problem is solved

    Jeeves Friday, 22 January 2021 01:41 PM

    Reiterating my earlier comments; Minister Devananda needs to address these issues with his Indian counterpart asap!

    MIKE Friday, 22 January 2021 01:42 PM

    Its common for poaching fishing vessels to Ram into Coast Guard or Maritime Police vessels. Simple solution to the problem is Banning completely OR giving a charged seasonal licensing with a Quota.

    SarangaDS Friday, 22 January 2021 01:45 PM

    Indian fishermen entered our waters illegally, and then resisted arrest! Sadly, their aggressive behaviour resulted in their own death!

    REX Friday, 22 January 2021 01:49 PM

    Tamil Nadu people have treated our waters and our country as an extension of their terrority for too long! Time has come for them to stay put on Indian soil and in Indian waters!

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 22 January 2021 01:53 PM

    Killing Fishermen is not civilized behavior. They could have arrested if they were in SL waters. This is typical arrogance of using heavy handed measures to sort out simple issues that also lead to many insurrections inside Sri Lanka itself.

    Idiot boy. Friday, 22 January 2021 02:00 PM

    our fishermen have rights to fish in kachchathivu sea area. No one has rights to protest against indian Fishermen.

    Idiot boy Friday, 22 January 2021 02:03 PM

    Tamil!! Are you Tamil.? India has rights protest. against illigal action .

    Kumar Friday, 22 January 2021 02:20 PM

    Both countries are not sincerely serious to solve these fishing issues once for all. Whatever is the catch in the entire pak strait (either at indian side or srilankan side by anyone) shall be levied with tax and tax collected, shall be divided between Ind

    AB Friday, 22 January 2021 03:57 PM

    Indian poaching is illegal for two reasons, one they trespassing,second their method is illegal,indian behavior,pushing Srilanka, toward its eastern neighbor

    Tamil Friday, 22 January 2021 03:58 PM

    BuffalloCitizen, You are a Upcountry Indian Tamil. Get back to India.

    Em Friday, 22 January 2021 06:10 PM

    Dear India you have a huge land and huge sea in your control yet you want to poach into ours. You are a big Bollywood dummy actor only


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