Tamil Diplomat

Sushma promises speedy solution to fishermen issue

India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has promised that a speedy solution to the problems of the Tamil Nadu fishermen.

She made the promise when a group of 49 AIDMK Legislators of Tamil Nadu State Assembly met her and urged a solution to the vexed problem of Tamil Nadu fishermen.

The 49-member delegation comprising MPs from Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha handed over a memorandum written by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on various issues faced by the TN fishermen.

AIADMK leader Thambidurai also sought a special package of Rs 1,520 crore for enhancing deep fishing facilities in Tamil Nadu. After the meeting Thambidurai told reporters that the external affairs minister had assured diplomatic action. “The minister assured that the matter will be taken up with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the earliest,” he said.