Modi blamed for forgetting about Tamilnadu fishermen during his visit to Sri Lanka

Sunday, 14 May 2017 - 14:10

The DMK Party of India raised concerns on the steps initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the issues of Tamil Nadu fishermen during his two-day visit to Sri Lanka.

It however appreciated Prime Minister Modi's announcement of 10,000 houses for Indian origin Tamils in Sri Lanka.

DMK leader Sarvanan said that Tamil fishermen had been arrested many times and their boats been confiscated for crossing the maritime border and that they expected the Indian Prime Minister to find a permanent solution to the problem.

Meanwhile, a helicopter, which was part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's entourage on his two-day Sri Lanka visit, remains grounded in Kandy after it developed a technical problem.

The Mi-17 helicopter is grounded at the Asgiriya grounds after it failed to take off yesterday when Modi departed in his special flight.

Sri Lankan air force has helped identify the fault with the helicopter which awaits spare parts from India.

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