Tamil Nadu requests Sri Lanka to return seized boats


Indian Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan said the Centre has taken up with Sri Lanka, the issue of the release of nine Tamil Nadu fishermen and 115 boats in the island nation's custody. 

On the emotive fishermen's issue, he said the November 4th talks between the two governments were fruitful. 

It was decided at the meeting that a Joint Working Group on Fisheries would be set up to meet every three months. 

He said is was also decided that a meeting between the Ministers of Fisheries would take place every six months to look at possible mechanisms to find a permanent solution to the emotive issue of fishermen .

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