Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tamil Nadu says reports of attack on fishermen not true

News | April 17, 2012 10:54 am , Sri Lanka Mirror

(Srilankamirror) – Tamil Nadu fisheries minister K.A. Jayapal has denied reports that Indian fishermen were attacked allegedly by the Sri Lanka Navy on April 02.
“A section of the media reported that Tamil fishermen were attacked by Sri Lankan Navy on April 2. On investigation, we found that the reports were not true,” he has told the Assembly.
Such an event “did not happen” on April 02 and all the 504 fishing boats that ventured into the sea returned on April 03, he said, adding, they were not attacked.
“However, our Chief Minister has been writing letters to the Centre on this (attacks on fishermen). She has written six letters in these 10 months,” minister Jayapal said.