Tamil Nadu blames Lanka over talks

Tamil Nadu blames Lanka over talks

The Tamil Nadu government is committed to continuing the talks between representatives of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lankan fishermen to resolve their issues. However, the second round of talks held in Colombo made no progress because of the premeditated stance of the Sri Lankan officials, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister K.A. Jayapal said, according to The Hindu newspaper.

Stressing that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was taking the lead in protecting the rights of fishermen, writing repeatedly to the Prime Minister and following it up with ground-level actions, Jayapal said a permanent solution to the problem lay in retrieval of Katchatheevu, as affirmed by Ms. Jayalalithaa.

Meanwhile over 10,000 coastal fishermen in Pudukottai and Ramanathapuram districts began an indefinite strike on Friday, demanding the release of all the 43 fishermen languishing in Sri Lanka prisons, and their mechanised boats.

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