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2,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen chased away by Sri Lankan navy, fishing nets cut

The Lankan naval personnel cut the nets, warned them against fishing in their territorial waters and chased away more than 2,000 fishermen.

By: PTI | Rameswaram | Updated: July 14, 2016 3:58 pm
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Fishing nets of five boats of Indian fishermen were cut allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel on Thursday, who also chased away more than 2,000 fishermen off Katchatheevu islet.

The Lankan naval personnel cut the nets, warned them against fishing in their territorial waters and chased away more than 2,000 fishermen from the area, Rameswaram Fishermen’s Association President, Sagayam said.

He said the fishermen from Rameswaram had put out to sea on 617 mechanised boats on Wednesday.

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Sagayam sought the Centre’s intervention to protect the interests of Tamil Nadu fishermen.

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  1. Daya Weerasinghe
    Jul 15, 2016 at 12:04 am
    whats wrong with these Tamil nadu fishermen.........!? can?t they stay on their side of the border or may be they need to be educated on the matter....!
    1. Sheik Mohamed
      Jul 14, 2016 at 1:09 pm
      Unless Diplomatic pressure was not put on Lanka by the saffronised party's central government the matter never comes to an end. Where the past allies of BJP like Mr.Ayyah of PMK, Vijaykanth of DMDK, Vaiko had gone who had promised to resolve this issue once NAMO was elected to power during the LS campaign two years ago. Saffronised party's central government shall not act as it is angered with the TN people who had not even given a single seat in last embly elections.