UPDATE: Video: An Indo-Sri Lanka fisheries agreement–Decision making right with each Government.
Representatives of Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen said they reached an agreement on the vexed issue of their fishing rights after daylong talks in Chennai yesterday
However, they said the agreement they reached should be approved by their respective governments.
Meanwhile, a source told TOI that five resolutions were adopted during the talks.
The resolutions would be sent to the respective governments for approval.
Deputy Fisheries Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne said that during the Indo-Lanka discussions, a set of proposals that promote goodwill had been prepared jointly by the fishermen of both countries.
UPDATE: Tuesday, 28 January 2014 - 8:20 ------------------------------------------------ Discussions on Indo - Sri Lanka fishing disputes to continue.
Discussions between Sri Lankan and Tamil Nadu fishermen began in Chennai this morning.
Indian media reported that top on the agenda were the rights for fishing of both countries and the influences on them.
The discussions commenced with the patronage of Tamil Nadu Provincial Fisheries Minister K.A. Jayapal, and Indian External Affairs Ministry Joint Secretary Suchitra Durai and Sri Lankan Fisheries Department’s Director General Nimal Hetti Arachchi also participated.
24 Indian fishermen representatives and 18 Sri Lankan fishermen representatives also participated.
Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai Sabrullah Khan also joined the discussions.
Deputy Fisheries Minister Sarath Kumara Gunarathna said that the discussions continued successfully late in this afternoon.