Some of the SLFP members who attended the rally.

A section of the crowd.

‘No Indian fishers will

be allowed in SL water’


Acting Foreign Minister Ajith P. Perera yesterday denied Indian media reports that Sri Lanka had agreed to allow Indian fishing vessels to enter the Sri Lankan waters 83 days per year for the next three years.

Minister Perera stressed that the government hadn’t changed its position on the contentious issue of poaching. The minister was responding to foreign media reports that Sri Lanka had agreed to share its waters with the Indian fishing fleet.

Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe had recently explained Sri Lanka’s position as regards the Tamil Nadu fishing fleet poaching on northern waters at the expense of local fishermen, Minister Perera said. Premier Wickremesinghe didn’t mince his words when he reiterated Sri Lanka’s right to discourage poachers, the minister said.
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