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Sri Lanka, India fishermen to sort out their issues

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Colombo, March 21: The Sri Lankan government on Saturday said Sri Lankan and Indian fishermen have agreed to hold talks in India next week to discuss their issues over fishing. The fisheries ministry said the talks will be held on March 24 and 25 in Tamil du’s capital city Cheni, Xinhua reported. Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen often cross their territories for fishing following which they are arrested and their boats are confiscated. A 10-member delegation representing theSri Lankan fishermen’s associations and nine Sri Lankan officials would attend the talks, the ministry said. Talks held between Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen associations have so far failed to produce results. Indian Prime Minister rendra Modi during his recent visit to the island tion said the longstanding fishermen issue between the two tions was a complex one involving livelihood and humanitarian concerns on both sides. (IANS)

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