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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 8:06
Next round of fishermen talks between Sri Lanka and India on May 12th and 13th.
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Tamil Nadu Government today gave its nod for Sri Lanka’s proposal for holding the next round of fishermen level talks in Colombo on May 12th and 13th on the contentious issue of fishing rights in Palk Straits.

State Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Secretary S Vijayakumar has informed the Union Government that the talks could be held as indicated by Sri Lanka.

Fishermen, who participated in the earlier talks held on January 27th in Chenani, including a delegate from Puducherry, will participate besides top state government officials in the Colombo meeting.

The second round of talks between fishermen of Tamil Nadu and Srilanka was scheduled for March 13th in Colombo which was later postponed to March 25th, However, that was also cancelled later.

Yesterday, senior Congress leader and Union Minister G K Vasan alleged the AIADMK Government had “sabotaged” the second round of talks though the Centre wanted to find a solution to the problem.
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