Tamil Diplomat

Address fishermen issue in decisive manner: Jeya to Modi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the Tamil Nadu fishermen issue in a decisive manner with the Sri Lankan government for it is a livelihood issue for them. In a letter addressed to Modi, she stated:

“It is very unfortunate that these innocent fishermen have continued to be incarcerated throughout the festive season which they were unable to spend with their families. I urge your personal intervention in this matter and request you to direct the Ministry of External Affairs to take up the matter with the Sri Lankan authorities in a concrete and decisive manner for the immediate release of 84 fishermen including the 29 arrested on December 31.”