The very next day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha urged India to “assert itself with the Sri Lankan Government”, yet another attack on Indian fisherman has been carried out by the Sri Lankan Navy.
Three fishermen were injured in what has become the fifth report of an attack by the Sri Lankan Navy in November alone. The Navy are alleged to have arrived on speedboats and hurled rocks at the fishermen, before proceeding to cut their nets and damage their boats as they fled.
Jayalalitha has written to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh five times in the last few months, as the attacks by the Sri Lankan Navy have escalated. This is despite the Indian Prime Minister addressing Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse directly earlier this month and telling him the attacks needed to be halted.
See our earlier posts:
India raises fishing issue with Rajapakse (Nov 2011)