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Sri Lankan Navy pelts Tamil fishermen with stones

Six Tamil Nadu fishermen were injured when Sri Lankan navy personnel pelted the fishing boats with stones. Upto ten boats were damaged, and fishing nets cut by the navy during the attack.

The Tamil Nadu Fisheries department has said one of the fishermen suffered multiple injuries from a broken window glass pane, caused by the stoning.

The fishermen came under attack near the Katchatheevu islet on Sunday.

The attack come less than just over a week before Sri Lanka is due to host a maritime conference - Galle Dialogue.The delegates will be welcomed by Vice Admiral DWAS Dissanayake - Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy.

Presentations include a paper by a member of the Indian Navy on "Indian Navy’s Perspective on Regional Maritime Cooperation; The Way – Ahead", and a paper by Rear Admiral JSK Colombage, the Commander Eastern Naval Area, Sri Lanka Navy on
"Cross Border Fishing; Impacts and Challenges".

Tamil fishermen, both from the North-East, and from Tamil Nadu have long suffered attacks by the Sri Lankan Navy.

See our previous posts:

Attacks by SL navy on Indian fisherman must stop: LK Advani (Oct 2011)

Whose waters and whose fish? (Oct 2011)

Jayalalithaa on SL navy attacks … (Oct 2011)

Fishy relations (Mar 2011)

Killings after Katchatheevu (Feb 2011)

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