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Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday again wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the continuing arrests of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy.

In her letter, Jayalalithaa said the arrests were meant as retribution for the ongoing demonstrations in Tamil Nadu over the Lankan Tamils issue, and repeated her demand for the Centre to treat them as acts of provocation and aggression by Colombo.

“Lately, against the backdrop of growing and continuing protests by the people of Tamil Nadu against the treatment meted out to the Sri Lankan Tamils by the authorities in Lanka, the Lankan government has now resorted to arrests of our fishermen and are holding them in Lankan Jails,” read Jayalalithaa’s letter.

Jayalalithaa pointed out that the Lankan Navy had arrested 30 more fishermen from Rameswaram on Saturday and remanded them in judicial custody. She said the 19 fishermen, who were arrested on March 13, continued to languish in Lankan jails.

“This has caused enormous agitation and unrest amongst the entire fishing community in Tamil Nadu. No government can watch as a mute spectator while its fisherfolk lose their livelihood because of the unfriendly act of an unfriendly neighbour nation,” said Jayalalithaa in her letter.

The chief minister said that a number of arrests had taken place in the traditional fishing grounds of Tamil Nadu’s fishing community, and reminded the PM that her government has challenged the ceding of Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka. (Source: New Indian Express)

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  • kira Monday, 08 April 2013 07:25 AM

    what is tn got to do with fisherman problem! Please post something sensible only.

    burampi aatha Tuesday, 09 April 2013 05:49 AM

    If the chief minister is this dumb, imagine the rest!

    Nodrog Monday, 08 April 2013 11:58 AM

    All this rhetoric will end once the elections are over. After that no one will care a damn for lankan tamils.

    neth Monday, 08 April 2013 11:42 AM

    We cant feed your gigantic over population. We will not. Welcome proachers

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 08 April 2013 11:29 AM

    Tamil Nadu fishermen crossing into our waters and engaged in illegal fishing is in itself an act of aggression against another country.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 08 April 2013 11:29 AM

    Tamil Nadu fishermen crossing into our waters and engaged in illegal fishing is in itself an act of aggression against another country.

    Concerned Monday, 08 April 2013 10:55 AM

    How can Sri Lanka waters be Tamil Nadu fishing grounds woman?

    Ben Hurling Monday, 08 April 2013 10:29 AM

    This woman is fishing for votes in T Nadu.

    Vigneswaran Monday, 08 April 2013 10:29 AM

    Then she should be the friend of the brothers.inc.

    Suq Madique Monday, 08 April 2013 10:03 AM

    but there are vacancies if you are interested kumar.

    Kit udugama Monday, 08 April 2013 08:30 AM

    Come over to Srilanka you little honey Bun. We know what to do..!!!

    ni Monday, 08 April 2013 08:12 AM

    She is much more like north korean leader these days lots of theaths. Can a pros be a good leader?

    srinath.gunaratne Monday, 08 April 2013 08:09 AM

    Number one fish thief. They should compensate us for all the robbing our aquatice resources for 30 years.

    Arrest everybody who cross the border, Our border security is paramount as TN is the evil source of terrorism suppliers.

    MerwynSilva Monday, 08 April 2013 08:04 AM

    Why? TN, Don't wake the sleeping Lion up, this time for sure.

    Sonali De Silva Monday, 08 April 2013 07:55 AM

    Seriously. Has this woman gone mad or is she trying to beat one of our ministers for the imbecile trophy? Its time someone shut her up for good.

    Fassey Monday, 08 April 2013 04:04 AM

    She is the cause for all the troubles and now she is crying for solutions. Stupid!!

    Ram Monday, 08 April 2013 07:03 AM

    Jaya is Jaya.. But this particular Jaya's all she balls called no ball.. Sad story.

    kumar Monday, 08 April 2013 06:48 AM

    90% ?may be you the one doing the cleaning job.

    DCOL Monday, 08 April 2013 06:39 AM

    - Just set-up a Committee between India and SL (Not TN).
    - Fix traceable GPS Navigation to all boats from both sides.
    - Appoint International Observers to monitor GPS for 6 months.
    - Then it will be clear who goes where ..

    This is an state sponsored "Aggression" by TN to make things worst.

    DAW Monday, 08 April 2013 06:39 AM

    For a change why don't you put on your bikini and protect your fishermen in their boats.

    Mangala Monday, 08 April 2013 06:01 AM

    She always fish in troubled waters of SL.

    Seriously Monday, 08 April 2013 05:54 AM

    She has actually not seen proper aggression or doesn't know the meaning of the word !

    surain Monday, 08 April 2013 05:43 AM

    you have become a shit politician. if you are off your head come we have mullariyawa may there is nothing like that in TN

    donn Monday, 08 April 2013 04:55 AM

    before everything please make some toilets for your own folks in Tamil Nadu as the whole world knows 90% of your TamilNadu population do the job on road sides.

    asha Monday, 08 April 2013 04:47 AM

    please Dr.Singh have the elections immediately other this would a pain in the ... more than your spouse so she would shut her mouth until next election

    Suq Madique Monday, 08 April 2013 04:39 AM

    We should treat intrusion of Indian fishermen into our waters as acts of provocation and aggression.

    Nodrog Monday, 08 April 2013 04:37 AM

    Treat assault of our tourists, monks and pilgrims in TN also as acts of aggression.

    Fayad Monday, 08 April 2013 04:30 AM

    She is still in her film world acting & acting to get more votes

    Ranil Monday, 08 April 2013 04:12 AM

    For a change why dont you send your fisherman to pakistan sea or to the chinese side and see what happens

    ANTON Monday, 08 April 2013 04:10 AM

    MR. SINGH SACK THIS MADE WOMAN, SHE HAS BECOME A HEADACHE FOR YOU.


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