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Fishermen protest encroachment

  • ucanews.com reporters, Jaffna
  • Sri Lanka
  • March 28, 2012
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More than 2,000 fishermen from 21 unions staged a protest yesterday, marching to a government office to hand over a petition against illegal entry of Indian fishermen into Sri Lankan waters.

The fishermen say they face harassment from encroaching Indians.

At their protest in Jaffna, they said want the government to enforce the law.

According to the National Fishery Solidarity Movement, some 2,000 Indian trawlers enter Sri Lankan waters every week.

Earlier this month, Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen discussed problems of poaching.

At that meeting, government minister Douglas Devananda said he would discuss with both governments how to arrange a combined patrol service to avoid violation of boundaries.

 
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