Puducherry CM meets fishermen injured in Lankan Navy firing

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy enquired about their health condition and wished them a speedy recovery.

By: PTI | Puducherry | Published:November 18, 2016 2:28 pm

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Friday called on the two Indian fishermen, who were injured in alleged firing by the Sri Lankan Navy, at the Indira Gandhi Government General Hospital and Research Institute. He enquired about their health condition and wished them a speedy recovery. The chief minister was accompanied by Agriculture and Education Minister R Kamalakannan.

R Balamurugan from Karaikal (Puducherry) and A Aravind from Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam sustained injuries when the Sri Lankan naval personnel allegedly opened fire at their fishing boat on Thursday off the Kodiakarai coast, some 200 km from Puducherry. The fishermen were admitted to the government hospital.

Various political parties, including MDMK and PMK, in Tamil Nadu condemned the firing on Thursday claiming that it happened in Indian waters and urged the Centre to take action to prevent recurrence of such incidents.