Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Six illegal Sri Lankan migrants caught in India raise suspicions of LTTE revival in Australia
-- [39 minutes ago]
China to ensure efficient functioning of Sri Lanka's problem-plagued coal power plant
-- [1 hour and 28 minutes ago]
Change in leadership of Sri Lanka's main Tamil party - report
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka armed forces joint field exercise to commence on September 2
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Marxist party says ruling party thugs terrorizing Uva Province
Sri Lanka Election Commissioner promises legal action against illegal election propaganda
Sri Lanka election monitor writes to Election Commissioner on illegal recruitment at Survey Department
Families of disappeared persons in Sri Lanka protest to mark International Day of the Disappeared
Supplementary medical professionals of Sri Lanka to end strike tomorrow
Competing party leaders of Sri Lanka main opposition to come together on same platform

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.