Indian fisherman return without good catch after seeing Lankan Naval - reports
March 19, 2017 04:35 pm
Indian fishermen returned to the shore today without getting a good catch after they spotted seven Sri Lankan Navy ships patrolling in mid-sea, the PTI reported.
Indian Coast Guard ships were present to warn the fishermen from crossing the International Maritime Boundary line, according to Indian fishermen.
Fishermen leader P Sesu Raja said Sri Lanka had taken up regular patrolling in the sea after Rameswaram fisherman Bridgo was shot dead allegedly by Lankan Navy on March 6.
The 22-year-old fisherman was shot dead while fishing in a mechanised boat off Katchatheevu islet. Local fishermen had resumed fishing yesterday ending their 10-day protest against the Lankan Navy.
Fishermen had already said a delegation would leave for Delhi on March 20 to hold talks with the Centre on the issue of attacks.