A boat of a Mathalan (Mulaitheevu) fishermen was rammed and sunk in the seas off Mathalan. The fisherman from Mathalan accused that the boats of southern fishermen rammed and sunk his boat and they had escaped. This incident occurred yesterday early morning.
MPc , Raviharan who had condemned this act, further said, the southern fishermen had deliberately rammed and sunk a Mathalan Fishermen. Two fishermen who manned the boat who were struggling in sea were rescued by their co-fishermen.
Their intention is to cause death to our fishermen. The other fishermen had given chase to the offending boat and identified the occupants of the boat. This incident was brought to my attention and I immediately went to the spot and conversed with the fishermen and notified the CM about the incident. I will give a comprehensive report to the CM tomorrow, he said.
The Fishermen commented that few days earlier also similar incident occurred and if these incidents continue our boats will be damaged and our livelihood affected. The Government and the NPC should take immediate action and provide a solution for this to us, they said.