Chennai: Expressing concern over the continuing arrests of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan navy despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘honouring' Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa by inviting him for his swearing-in ceremony, DMK Chief M Karunanidhi today asked the BJP government to take steps for a permanent solution to the issue.
“The Indian Prime Minister honoured Sri lankan President by inviting him for his swearing-in ceremony. He (Rajapaksa) also announced releasing of arrested Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture.
But the arrests have not stopped,” Karunanidhi said adding India had also released Sri Lankan fishermen from its jails.
He recalled that fishermen associations from Rameswaram, Mandapam and Pamban had decided to resort to indefinite strike protesting the Lankan Navy's attacks.