Krishna meets Lankan FM, conveys concern over fishermen deaths
Thimphu: India on Monday conveyed its "deep
concern" over killing of its fishermen allegedly by Sri Lankan
Navy as External Affairs Minister S M Krishna met his Lankan
counterpart G L Peiris, who said the two countries were
working to find a "sensible and pragmatic" solution that
During the 30-minute meeting, Peiris and Krishna agreed
on the early convening of the Joint Working Group to discuss
the issue of fishermen.
Peiris maintained that his government`s initial
investigation had shown that its Navy was not involved in the
death of the Indian fishermen and wanted more evidence, if
any, to prove otherwise so that the matter could be looked
into in that context.
India has already furnished some evidence and expressed
readiness to give more depending on availability, which is
expected from Tamil Nadu.
"The External Affairs Minister conveyed India`s deep
concern over the death of two Indian fishermen," External
Affairs Ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash told reporters after
Both the sides agreed that force should not be resorted
to, Prakash said.
Peiris, who described the issue as a human one, told
Krishna that a thorough investigation was underway.
The Lankan Foreign Minister told reporters that the two
countries were discussing how the issue could be dealt with in
"a pragmatic way and I think a multi-pronged approach that has
been conceived by two governments will yield a sensible,
pragmatic solution which will endure."
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Coimbatore: PM Narendra Modi unveils 112-foot tall bust of Lord Shiva
- Watch: PM Narendra Modi addressing rally in Imphal
- Panel discussion on Farooq Abdullah's remark on terrorists
- Will Shiv Sena join hands with Congress to stop BJP from entering BMC?
- DNA: Why depression cases are increasing rapidly in India?
- WATCH: Kieron Pollard's epic celebration after destroying Lahore Qalandars in Dubai
- Indian doctor rescued from ISIS recounts horror, says 'they forced me to watch videos, shot me thrice'
- Mitchell Johnson takes a dig at Anil Kumble over calling Steve O'Keefe 'steady'
- India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3: As it happened...
- BMC poll results: Shiv Sena approaches Congress for pact, party says 'not interested'