Intervene for transparent disposal of TN boats by SL: Stalin to Modi

Prime News, National (Chennai), Jan 25:- Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene for a transparent disposal of 125 fishing boats apprehended by Sri Lanka.

In a letter to Modi on Monday, text of which was released to the media, Stalin strongly urged that the Indian government should prevail upon the Sri Lankan Government to recall the advertisement published by its Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Government of Sri Lanka for auctioning the Tamil Nadu fishing boats on which they do not have any legal rights.

“In this context, I also request the Government of India to continue the efforts for the transparent disposal of 125 Tamil Nadu boats that were apprehended before 2018. It is also requested to ensure the early release of 75 boats and fishing gears apprehended after 2018 by the Sri Lankan Navy,” Stalin said.

Expressing his deep sense of disappointment at the auctioning process by the Lankan government, Stalin said the unfortunate development has come at a time when the Indo-Sri Lankan Joint Working Group on Fisheries is due to meet again shortly. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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