CHENNAI, Mar. 23, 2023 (TBINN)
Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister M.K. Stalin today expressed concern over the alarming frequency with which Indian fishermen from the state were being harassed allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy and urged that the Centre intervene to ensure the release of 28 such fisherfolk from Lankan custody.
Bringing the latest instance of the arrest of T.N. fishermen to the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Stalin said 12 of them were arrested today and two mechanised fishing boats were seized by the Lankan Navy.
In this year alone, so far 28 fishermen and four fishing boats have been apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy. It is highly disheartening to note that our fishermen are facing harassment at the hands of Sri Lankan Navy at an alarming frequency, Stalin told P.M. in a letter.