Lanka, India meet
Jan 31, 2011 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lankan authorities yesterday said that it is the consistent policy of Sri Lanka to treat in a humanitarian manner all foreign fishermen including those of Indian origin who cross into Sri Lankan waters.
Authorities said given the very close bilateral relationship between Sri Lanka and India any development which impacts on the well-being of the Indian fishing community pursuing their livelihoods in the waters between the two countries, is of the utmost concern to Sri Lanka.
This was convened to Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao during her high level talks with the Government.
It was also decided that the next meeting of the Joint Working Group on Fishing would be convened at an early date, which would, inter-alia, address various issues relating to fishing by the two sides.