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::

* Tamil Nadu CM asks Indian PM to secure release of 82 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka
Sun, Jun 8, 2014, 08:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 08, Chennai: Following the arrest of 73 Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lanka Navy yesterday for poaching in Sri Lankan waters, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday (June 08) wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an end to the arrests by the "marauding Sri Lankan Navy".

In her letter to Modi, Jayalalithaa cited the arrest of 82 fishermen by Lankan Navy yesterday in two separate incidents and said the "time has now come to lay down a time bound action plan to achieve a long-term, permanent solution to the problem," to "put an end to the unabated, brutal, unprovoked attacks on and abduction of our fishermen by the marauding Sri Lankan Navy."

"The repetition of such aggressive acts by the Sri Lankan side, immediately after the change in Government at the Centre and the consequent reset in our relations with Sri Lanka does not seem to augur well for the peaceful pursuit of fishing in the Palk Bay by fishermen from Tamil Nadu," the Chief Minister wrote.

The Chief Minister, who refuses to acknowledge that the Katchatheevu islet belongs to Sri Lanka, asked the Indian government to "strongly and decisively" deal with the Sri Lankan government "at the highest diplomatic level" to secure the historic fishing rights of the Tamil Nadu fishermen in the Palk Bay region.

She sought a permanent solution to the problem and asked the PM to put in place a "strong and robust diplomatic response."

"As an immediate measure, I request you to kindly ensure that India registers the strongest disapproval of the belligerent actions of the SriLankan Navy."

She urged the Prime Minister to have the issue taken up at the" highest level on the Sri Lankan side" to secure the immediate release of the 82 Indian fishermen apprehended on7th June, 2014, with their 18 fishing boats.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka to set up a pipeline from Muthurajawela to deliver jet fuel to aircraft
-- [1 hour and 16 minutes ago]
New entry period for Diversity Visa Program DV-2019
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka cricketing legends join Education Minister & EU to speak on the problem of violence against women
-- [2 hours ago]
Police to record statement from Sri Lankan suspected in plot to kill Maldives President
-- [3 hours ago]
External pressures constrain Sri Lanka's credit profile - Moody's
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka EDB explores business opportunities through Hong Kong
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lankan SMEs participate in Trade Fairs in Southern China
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy replants corals in northern and eastern seas
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 8 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters
-- [5 hours ago]
Leo Burnett Sri Lanka named 'Agency of the Year' at the Effie Awards
-- [5 hours ago]

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.