India alleges Si Lanka navy attacked a fisherman again

Nov 15, Rameswaram: Indian fisheries department officials have alleged that a fisherman was injured in a fresh attack by the Sri Lanka Navy on Tuesday.

The officials have said that Sri Lankan naval personnel allegedly pelted stones at three fishing boats in the Palk straits injuring a fisherman and damaging the boats.

Reportedly, the fisherman has suffered head injuries and he was discharged after treatment at a hospital.

Indian daily The Hindu reported that in two separate incidents over the past nine days, attacks by the Sri Lankan naval personnel injured 14 fishermen and damaged 23 boats while they were fishing near Kachchatheevu.

Indian navy officials have recently warned the fishermen not to cross the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and intrude in to Sri Lankan waters.

Tamil Nadu fishermen constantly allege that Sri Lankan naval personnel attack them when they were fishing in their waters near the maritime boundary line.

However, the Sri Lankan Navy denies any attacks by its personnel on Indian fishermen.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jeyalalithaa recently wrote to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to take a strong stand against Sri Lanka for the alleged attacks by the Sri Lankan Navy.

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