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Tuesday, 17 July 2012 - 13:36
India denies allegations against Sri Lanka Navy
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The Tamil Nadu government today denied reports that Sri Lankan Navy had allegedly attacked fishermen belonging to the state on Sunday.

Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister KA Jayapaul said following reports that they were attacked while fishing at Katchatheevu and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had directed officials to probe the matter.

Some 697 fishermen, who had put out to sea on the 14th of July from Rameswaram, had safely returned and there was no damage to boats or fishing accessories.

According to Jayapaul if Sri Lankan Navy had attacked the fishermen, the Chief Minister would have immediately brought it to the notice of the Centre.

Dismissing the reports as contrary to facts, he said they were published without ascertaining the truth and with the motive of creating sensation.

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