The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has condemned an incident involving the Sri Lankan navy which resulted in the drowning of an Indian fisherman.
In a statement, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said that fisherman K Muniasamy drowned when his boat capsized after being chased by the Sri Lankan navy. Eight other fishermen had also gone overboard but were rescued.
"I have often pointed out to the Centre incidents of the Sri Lankan navy chasing away Indian fishermen, damaging their nets and confiscating their boats while they were fishing in their traditional fishing zone of Palk Straits and pressed for quick action," Palaniswami said.
"I strongly condemn the latest incident," he added.