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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 - 7:39
Foreign Ministry gives an explanation regarding the Indian fishermen shooting incident
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The Foreign Ministry says that preliminary investigations revealed that the Sri Lanka navy did not shoot at Indian fishermen.

Issuing a communiqué the ministry noted that the safety of fishermen is important and the government would act humanely in any instance.

The communiqué further noted that the government of Sri Lanka expresses its deepest regrets regarding the alleged shooting incident.

The ministry added that if the shooting had occurred, it would be frowned upon and investigations into the incident will be conducted with the aid of Indian officials and the help of satellite technology.

Meanwhile, the minister of fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera responding to questions raised by journalists, noted that he had informed his defence secretary to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the matter.

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