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Lanka invites TN fishermen for talks

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Posted: July 6, 2013 5:08 am

The Sri Lankan government on Friday reached out to fishermen community of Tamil Nadu as President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brother and Economic Development Minister Basil met their delegation here with a promise of addressing their concerns.

Basil invited the fishermen to Sri Lanka to meet President Rajapaksa,ministers and representatives of navy and coast guards to discuss their problems which include killings,arrests and harassment of Indian fishermen in the Palk Strait by the Sri Lankan Navy.

“It has been decided to have an open dialogue between both countries’ fishermen with the consent of governments of India and Sri Lanka,” a source familiar with the development said .

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