Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda said yesterday that Sri Lankan authorities would continue to arrest Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters.
The Minister told Daily Mirror Sri Lanka’s maritime resources are being damaged by unlawful fishing activities.
“If they cross the international maritime boundary line to poach in our waters, we will be compelled to arrest them,” he said.
The Minister said Sri Lankan fishermen were agitated over the activities of South Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters.
Poaching continues despite efforts and initiatives by both countries to address the problem for more than a decade now. Encouraging Tamil Nadu fishermen to undertake deep sea fishing, regular dialogues between the representatives of the fisheries communities of both sides and joint management of fisheries resources are some of the measures being proposed over a considerable period to address the issue. (KELUM BANDARA)
Siribiris Monday, 29 March 2021 08:05 AM
Arrest and release on the following day ?
RP Monday, 29 March 2021 08:20 AM
Right thing to do. Why not have a virtual meeting with Tamil Nadu Fisheries head or the Minister in charge? Might yield positive results than continue to deal with the Central government?
Ramesh Monday, 29 March 2021 08:36 AM
We will arrest and will release them following day. Win win situation, right?
Martin Milton Monday, 29 March 2021 06:47 PM
FIRST of all please change the name of your party! it is still an Eelam....party!! Trying to show a 'good face' while all the time being 'Eelamists'. SHAME and utter nonsense! MM
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