Jaffna fishermen warn Indian fishermen

Fishermen in Jaffna have warned that they will launch a campaign to prevent Indian fishermen from poaching in Sri Lankan waters.

The Jaffna fishermen’s association, at a convention held in Jaffna, have agreed to issue a deadline to the government to resolve the issue before the 15th of this month.

According to the association, if the government fails to address the issue then the Jaffna fishermen will launch a campaign to prevent Indians from entering Sri Lankan waters.

The Jaffna fishermen say their daily lives have been affected by losing fish to the Indians.

They say repeated appeals to the authorities to stop Indian fishermen from poaching in Sri Lankan waters have not been properly addressed.

A petition regarding this is also to be handed over to the Ministry of Defence, Indian High Commission in Colombo and the Fisheries Ministry. (Colombo Gazette)