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* Sri Lanka, India ministerial level talks on fisheries issue on August 29
Sun, Aug 17, 2014, 01:49 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 17, Colombo: Officials from the governments of Sri Lanka, India and Indian state of Tamil Nadu will meet in New Delhi on August 29 to hold a round of official level talks to find a solution to the nagging fishermen's issue.

The officials will meet to discuss sustainable methods of fishing in the waters between Sri Lanka and India.

The two countries are expected to find an amicable solution to the thorny issues of fishermen from both countries crossing into each other's territorial waters and subsequent arrests of the fishermen by the authorities on both sides.

The spokesman of Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Narendra Rajapaksa has said that Director General of fisheries Nimal Hettiarachchi, Advisor to the Minister Dr. S Subasinghe and Additional Solicitor General Suhada Gamlath will participate in the discussions.

The two countries held ministerial level talks on the issue in January of this year.

Following the ministerial level talks on the fishermen issue, representatives of the fishermen's associations in Sri Lanka and India met on two occasions, first on January 20 in Chennai and later on May 12 in Colombo to iron out a solution among themselves to share the resources in the seas between the two countries. However, the second round of discussions ended without reaching any agreements.

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