Tuesday, 31 December 2013 - 8:23
An assurance from PM Manmohan singh about the release of Indian fishermen
The 18 Indian fishermen arrested yesterday while fishing near the Delft isle violating Sri Lanka’s sea limits have been remanded till 10th January.
The suspects were thus remanded after being produced before the Kayts Magistrate Court yesterday.
Meanwhile a group of fishermen’s representatives met Indian Prime Minister Manmohansingh at Raamanaadhapuram in Tamil Naadu to discuss about the arrest of their fishermen in Sri Lanka.
On this occasion these representatives requested the Indian Prime Minister to take speedy action for the release of Indian fishermen.
On this occasion the Indian Prime Minister said that action would be taken for the release of not only fishermen but also the fishing trawlers held in Sri Lankan custody.
Indian media reports said that the discussion between the Indian Prime Minister and fishermen’s representatives lasted for nearly an hour on this occasion.
Our news team inquired from Deputy Fisheries Minister Sarath Kumaara Gunaratna about the Indo-Sri Lanka fishing problems that had cropped up.
The Deputy Minister said that the Sri Lankan Government was prepared solve this problem legally under any conditions.