Navy denies alleged attack on Indian fishermen
Sri Lanka Navy has denied certain Indian media reports
that its personnel have attacked Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu.
Indian media reported that 12 fishermen were injured
when they come under the latest alleged attack by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN)
while fishing in Lankan territorial waters.
Rejecting allegations Sri Lankan Naval spokesman
Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya told media that Indian fishermen make
false allegations from time to time.
The Indian fishermen have admitted that they have been
in the Sri Lankan waters as close as Iranatheevu.
Indian officials reported that out of 664 boats set
out to sea, 600 had ventured into several points within Lankan
territorial waters, including Iranatheevu, Kundu and Thalaimannar.
Indian coast guard officials meanwhile have received a
letter from the Sri Lankan Fishermen's Association informing them that
the Indian fishermen were fishing in Lankan waters and it has affected
The association has also complained that the Indian
fishermen were using banned fishing nets, affecting marine ecology. They
have asked the officials to take action against the fishermen who
ventured into their territory.
Courtesy : President Media Unit