Tamil Diplomat

Jayalalithaa urges Modi to get back Indian fishermen, boats

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps to secure the release of 15 Indian fishermen and 28 fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody.

In a letter to Modi on September 22 the text of which was released to the media on Wednesday, Jayalalithaa said 15 fishermen in two fishing boats from Nagapattinam fishing base in Tamil Nadu were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy on September 21 and taken to Kankesanthurai in Sri Lanka.