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* Indian minister blames Tamil Nadu government for sabotaging fishermen talks with Sri Lanka
Mon, Apr 14, 2014, 11:13 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 14, Colombo: An Indian minister has blamed the Tamil Nadu government led by the Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for stalling the second round of the negotiations on the fishermen issue with Sri Lanka.

Senior Congress leader and Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan has charged that the Jayalalithaa government had sabotaged the second round of talks between representatives of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lankan fishermen when the Indian government was keen on arranging the talks to find an amicable solution to the nagging issue, The Hindu reported.

The Indian Minister has said that after the first round of talks held in Chennai on January 27, 2014, the fishermen could have found a solution to their problems in the second round of talks, scheduled to be held in Colombo, but the AIADMK government 'had sabotaged' the talks.

"The fishermen could have found an amicable solution had the second round of talks was held as scheduled, but the ruling AIADMK government had stopped and delayed the talks," he has alleged.

After the successful talks at the first round, the Tamil Nadu State government fixed March 25th date for the second round of talks, which were originally scheduled to be held on March 13th in Colombo.

However, the talks got postponed since Sri Lanka did not release all the Indian fishermen and their boats detained in Sri Lanka before the talks as the Tamil Nadu government demanded.

After Sri Lankan President ordered the release of all the detained Indian fishermen in gratitude for India abstaining to vote for the UN resolution, fishermen on both sides expected the talks to proceed soon.

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