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Jayalalitha snag in fishermen release: Deputy Minister


9 December 2013 03:03 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The influence of Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was clouding the bilateral discussions between Sri Lanka and India to release Sri Lankan fishermen and their vessels from Indian custody, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development said today.

The Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne said discussions were ongoing to release those 207 Lankan fishermen and 39 fishing vessels in the Indian custody for allegedly fishing in Indian waters.

“But the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram’s continuous pressure on the discussions causing delays in securing the release of the Lankan fishermen,” he said.

The Ministry had therefore advised Sri Lankan fishermen not to engage in fishing in Indian maritime boundaries.

The Deputy Minister also said that discussions were being conducted with the Maldivian government on allowing Lankan fishermen to fish near the Maldivian maritime boundaries. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 8

  • Cobra Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:17 AM

    A puffer fish if ever there was one!!!

    ram Tuesday, 10 December 2013 02:09 AM

    Ones they started to arrest Sri Lankan fishermen’s only its started paining any how this time it's for BJP not for Sonia.

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 10 December 2013 02:38 AM

    Does she know these fishermen are from the N&E, the very ones she is crying so many tears for?

    Fayad Tuesday, 10 December 2013 04:57 AM

    No Srilanka no Jayalaitha, she is misleading the Tamils in Chennai for her failed office with the srilankan issue
    How long you can fool the people ?????

    ANTON Tuesday, 10 December 2013 07:32 AM


    ravi Tuesday, 10 December 2013 01:18 PM

    JJ, you all are the cause for this. you supported them & trained them. you brought more terrorist in to SL. We are the only country who wiped out terrorism. you want to devide SL in to two states????? you know nothing about SL. you only eat & shout & talk nonsense.

    manoj Tuesday, 10 December 2013 02:51 PM

    I think its her middle finger .....................One day truth will come out ......

    Hobbes Wednesday, 11 December 2013 05:45 AM

    She bears a striking resemblance to the Sea Witch in 'The Little Mermaid'.

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