Tamil Diplomat

Sri Lanka fishermen reject talk offer by Indian counterparts

Sri Lankan fishing community representatives here rejected a request by their Indian counterparts to visit them to discuss their issues, including poaching.

Vinayagamurthi Sahadevan, a Sri Lankan fishing organisation official in the northern town of Vavuniya, said they rejected the proposal since it will be a futile attempt.

“When the prime ministers of the two countries could not sort out the problem, how can we fishing community representatives resolve,” Sahadevan asked.