TN fishermen to meet President Maithripala

Monday, 16 February 2015 - 14:13

A group of Tamil Nadu fishermen are scheduled to meet visiting Sri Lankan President Maithreepala Sirisena today.

Advisor of the Federation of Indo-Sri Lankan Fishermen’s Associations S.P. Anthonymuththu told our news team that the Federation Chairman T. Devdas would lead the delegation to today’s meeting to be held at the Sri Lankan High Commission Office in New Delhi.

The government last week released 86 Indian fishing boats under the custody of Sri Lanka Authorities to mark President Sirisena’s tour of India.

Reciprocal to the Sri Lanka gesture, India also released 6 fishermen and 24 fishing boats in their custody.

Anthonymuththu said that at present there are no Sri Lankan fishermen or fishing boats held by Indian authorities.

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to meet Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

During his visit, the Sri Lankan President is expected to hold discussions with Indian leaders on a wide range of issues.