The long stalled talks between the representatives of the fishermen of India and Sri Lanka on the controversial issue of fishing in the Palk Strait and Palk Bay, will be held here on May 12, Sri Lanka’s Director General of Fisheries, Nimal Hettiarachchi told the media here on Friday.
The discussions will be held on one day only, he said.Twenty-six fishermen from India and 20 from Sri Lanka are expected to participate in the discussions.
Officials from the two countries will be present as observers.
Hettiarachchi said official-level talks on technical, scientific and legal aspects of fishing in this ecologically sensitive region will be held later. Dates for these will be fixed after the fishermen had spoken to each other, Lankan official said.
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