Hirunews Logo
Jayalalitha+Writes+To+Modi+Demanding+Release+Of+Fishermen+In+Sri+Lanka
Monday, 04 July 2016 - 10:41
Jayalalitha Writes To Modi Demanding Release Of Fishermen In Sri Lanka
10

Shares
1,295

Views

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has requested Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps to release five fishermen from Rameswaram arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy, the Press Trust of India reported.

Stating that they were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy in the early hours of Monday and taken to Kankesanthurai, she said it was a matter of “grave concern”.

“I have repeatedly emphasized the importance of the Government of India undertaking a strong diplomatic offensive to uphold the rights and interests of Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu,” she said in her letter to Modi.

“Despite my repeated appeals to the Government of India to ensure that the traditional fishing rights of the Tamil Nadu fishermen are upheld through a permanent solution to this sensitive livelihood issue, the situation at sea remains precarious with the unabated offensive actions of the Sri Lankan navy,” she said.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
821 Views
1,472 Views
1,661 Views
38,852 Views
1,606 Views
39,926 Views
Top