Sri Lankan fishermen protest against Indian fishermen encroachment

Sri Lankan fishermen protest against Indian fishermen encroachment

Sri Lankan fishermen protest against Indian fishermen encroachment

Written by Zulfick Farzan

23 Feb, 2022 | 1:12 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s fishing community protested in Colombo on Wednesday (23) against the ongoing encroachment into Sri Lankan waters by Indian fishermen.

The protest took place opposite the Fort Railway Station, Colombo, and members from multiple fishermen trade unions took part in the protests.

Their key demand was that authorities take the necessary action to ensure that Sri Lankan fishermen can engage in fishing in the Sea of Sri Lanka peacefully, without any threat from Indian fishermen.

TNA Member of Parliament who visited the protest site alleged that Indian fishermen in their large trawlers breach the maritime boundary and destroy Sri Lanka’s marine resources.

“We want Indian trawlers to be banned from entering the Sea of Sri Lanka,” said the MP.

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