Hirunews Logo
Kachchatheevu+Island+is+a+settled+matter%3B+says+Minister+G+L+in+India.
Monday, 19 August 2013 - 13:52
Kachchatheevu Island is a settled matter; says Minister G L in India.
60

Shares
7,264

Views

Sri Lanka has ruled out early repatriation of over 100 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by it recently for allegedly crossing into Sri Lankan territorial waters.

 

In an interview Minister for External Affairs G.L Peiris said Some of them have been in custody for over two months and would have to undergo the judicial process though the intention is not to deprive them of their liberty for long.

 

He also reiterated India’s transfer of Kachchatheevu Island to Sri Lanka was a settled matter and cannot be reopened.

 

The Sri Lankan Foreign Minister said that till some time back, Indian fishermen who entered Sri Lankan waters were released quickly.

 

But as this step was not dissuasive enough, Sri Lanka planned to prosecute the current lot of arrested fishermen so that they would not venture into its waters again.

 

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Petroleum strike further continues
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 21:15
The Distribution of fuel has been negatively impacted, due to the ongoing strike which was launched at midnight, protesting against three issues including... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
308 Views
7,861 Views
4,429 Views
1,574 Views
1,374 Views
2,353 Views
Top