Jayalalithaa seeks release of Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka

Bringing to his notice two incidents of three fishermen each from Kottaipattinam in Pudukottai district and Sethubavachatram in Thanjavur district being captured by the Sri Lankan Navy, Ms. Jayalalithaa said “these incidents are a rude shock, coming as they do, when Tamil Nadu is eagerly awaiting the home coming of the 104 fishermen whose release has been announced after several months of incarceration in Sri Lankan Jails.” (Colombo Gazette) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has requested the Indian Government to take expeditious steps to secure the release of six fishermen belonging to Tamil Nadu captured by the Sri Lankan Navy, The Hindu newspaper reported.In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she urged him to direct the Ministry of External Affairs to also secure the release of 68 fishing boats and nets. read more