SL Navy requests India to provide more information over alleged fishermen shooting

SL Navy requests India to provide more information over alleged fishermen shooting

SL Navy requests India to provide more information over alleged fishermen shooting

Written by Keshala Dias

10 Mar, 2017 | 9:57 am

The Sri Lanka Navy says it has requested India to provide further information with regard to the GPS location where the alleged shooting was carried out at a group of Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan territorial waters.

Navy Commander Ravindra Wijegunaratne said the GPS location was requested form the Indian Coast Guard in order to proceed with the investigation, adding that they are yet to provide information.

He further noted that every Indian trawler vessel has a GPS machine installed in them which keeps record of the route the vessel travels.

He pointed out that the location of the vessel at the time of the shooting can be discovered through this and that the Indian Coast Guard has been requested to reveal this information.

The Navy Commander said the location must be known prior to making any conclusions with regard to the incident.

Meanwhile, Minister of Fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera has informed the Secretary of Defence via a letter to conduct an investigation with regard to the incident.

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