Fisheries Ministry says need for ‘a more friendly approach’ stressed at Indo-Lanka discussions

Fisheries Ministry says need for ‘a more friendly approach’ stressed at Indo-Lanka discussions

Fisheries Ministry says need for ‘a more friendly approach’ stressed at Indo-Lanka discussions

Written by Staff Writer

28 Jan, 2014 | 7:14 pm

The Fisheries Ministry says that the need for a more friendly approach was highlighted at the Indo-Lanka discussions which concluded on Monday.

Deputy Minister of Fisheries Sarath Kumara said that he will receive the resolutions drafted at the discussions in the near future.

Meanwhile the Sri Lankan Commissioner in Chennai, Sabrullah Khan said that after forwarding the recommendations to both governments, a decision was arrived at to hold another round of discussions in February or March. He added that the talks will most likely take place in Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, twenty Sri Lankan fishermen who were released from Indian custody have arrived in the country on Tuesday. Navy Media Spokesperson Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that the fishermen, along with 10 fishing vessels, were handed over to the Coast Guard at the international maritime border on Monday.

The spokesperson added that the fishermen are residents of Kalpitiya and the Southern Province.

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