Indian PM says solution to fishermen issue via peaceful discussions

Indian PM says solution to fishermen issue via peaceful discussions

Indian PM says solution to fishermen issue via peaceful discussions

Written by Staff Writer

29 Dec, 2013 | 9:09 am

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that a solution will be provided to solve the Indu-Sri Lankan fishermen issue via peaceful discussions. The Hindu reported that the premier made this statement at a discussion held with the Tamil Nadu Fishermen’s Association in New Delhi on Saturday.

According to The Hindu, representatives of fishermen’s associations from Nagapatnam, Pudukkottai, and Karaikal were also present at the discussion.

The fishermen demanded from the Indian premier that the Tamil Nadu fishermen who are under custody in Sri Lanka be released. There are 227 Indian fishermen who are in custody in Sri Lanka at present.

It is also learnt that there are 213 Sri Lankan fishermen who are under custody in India.

Minister of fisheries Rajitha senaratna said that he will travel to India on an invitation by the Minister of Fisheries in India, to carry out peaceful discussions in this regard.

 

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