Indian fishermen will be release with penalty: Mahinda Amaraweera
Minister of Fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera said, hereafter the Indian fishermen who enter the Sri Lankan waters illegally, will be release with a penalty.
Minister stated this while speaking at the budget debate held yesterday( Tuesday) in the parliament.
He further said, otherwise, Indian fishermen will also face the same situation, that happened to their fishing boats.
At the same time, a plan to prevent Indian fishermen’s breach also set up, he said.
We have already discussed this issue with the Indian federal government several times, they also accepted that Indian fisherman’s act was erroneous. But still they enter the Sri Lankan waters illegally. Because of this act Sri Lankan fishermen have been affected hardly, he further stated.