Tamil Diplomat

Powers to control transgressing Indian Fishermen will be given to NPC – Maithri promises

President Maithripala Sirisena had promised to a delegation from North consisting of the representatives of Fishermen Societies, NPC Minister of Fisherier Deneeswaran, TNA MPs, Era Sampanthan, Suresh Premachandran and Adaikalanathan, who met him yesterday evening at the Presidential Secretariat.

They pointed out to the president that their livelihoods are being destroyed or affected by the Transgressing fishermen from India and the Southern Sri Lanka and requested the president to grant powers to the NPC to curb these activities.

Acceding to their request the president had said that he will take action to implement this.