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India mulling over measures to prevent fishermen straying into Sri Lankan waters

Feb 23, 2011 2:39:32 AM - itnnews.lk

India is planning several measures to stop their fishermen from straying into Sri Lankan waters.

They could soon put in place a string of buoys on the seas to physically demarcate its settled maritime border with Sri Lanka. The Asian Age reported that the Ministry of shipping has constituted a committee. It is headed by the country’s chief hydrographer Vice Admiral B R Rao. The Committee will consider and suggest measures to forewarn Indian fishermen from straying into Sri Lanka waters. Apart from the physical buoys, other measures under consideration include enabling cellphone blips to alert their mobile phones whenever they are crossing into Sri Lankan waters. The committee has already contacted one of India’s leading telecom service providers and discussed ways to make this possible.