Reports on Attacks on Fishermen Not True, Tamil Nadu Government Says


Tamil Nadu Government on Monday denied reports that Indian fishermen were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy on April 2.

“A section of the media reported that Tamil fishermen were attacked by Sri Lankan Navy on April 2. On investigation, we found that the reports were not true,” Fisheries Minister K.A. Jayapal said.

Such an event “did not happen” on April 2 and all the 504 fishing boats that ventured into the sea returned on April 3, he said, adding, they were not attacked, PTI reported.

Naval Today Staff, April 18, 2012;