NFF Demands to Free Boats from Lanka

Published: 18th November 2015 05:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th November 2015 05:18 AM   |  A+A-

PUDUCHERRY: The National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) on Tuesday reiterated its demand to the Centre to prevail upon the Sri Lankan government to release 56 boats belonging to Indian fishermen.

In a press release, the NFF chairman M Ilango requested the Centre and the External Affairs Ministry to take action to get the boats released, which otherwise could be damaged and destroyed by the monsoon rains and cyclones.

The NFF chairman also  sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in the matter and urged him to hold higher-level talks with the Lankan governmentas soon as possible.

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