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Northern fishermen complain of harassment

Feb 20, 2011 11:10:06 AM - itnnews.lk

The Northern fishermen have complained to the government of the harassment by Indian fishermen who stray into the Sri Lankan territorial waters.

They say that their intrusion is posing a serous problem to them. The Indian Foreign Minister stressed yesterday that fishermen from Tamil Nadu should stop entering the Sri Lankan territorial waters.

Meanwhile the Northern fishermen say that they are continuously being harassed by the Indian fishermen who even snatch their fishing gear. They presented Copies of a document addressed to the President, to Jaffna District Secretary Imelda Sukumar and Jaffna Commander Major General Mahinda haturusinghe requesting the President to take measures to solve the problem.