Sunday, 26 January 2014 - 12:44
Agenda from Jayalalitha on Indo - Sri Lanka fishermens talks
The Tamil Nadu State Government stated that talks between the fishing communities of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka will be carried out without affecting the case filed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jeyaram on the Katchatheevu island.
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The talks between the two fishing communities will be held tomorrow.
The talks will be held in a way that would not impact the case filed by Jayalalithaa in the Supreme Court, in which the state government is also a party now.
The 285-acre island is situated on the Sri Lankan side of the maritime boundary.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jeyaram has set a five-point agenda for the talks.
The agenda for the talks includes reiterating the traditional fishing rights of Tamil Nadu fishermen to fish in their fishing waters of Palk Bay irrespective of any artificially drawn boundaries with mutual harmony on either side.
However, the Sri Lankan government has already stated that Sri Lanka in no way would share its maritime resources with India.