Indian Shipping Minister GK Vasan today regretted no amicable solution has so far been found to the issue of frequent attacks on Indian fishermen, allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy, despite several steps taken by the Centre.
“The Union Government has been taking several steps on the issue of Indian fishermen who were allegedly attacked by Sri Lankan Navy. Despite that so far there has been no amicable solution to solve the issue”, he told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting in Chennai.
Vasan said a meeting would be held in Delhi later this month between the External Affairs Ministry, state (Tamil Nadu) government and representatives of fishermen to arrive at an amicable solution to the issue.
“I hope a suitable decision will be taken in the coming days after the meeting on the alleged attacks on Indian fishermen. I appeal to the State Government and the fishermen community to cooperate for the meeting”, he said.