‘India should take tough action against Lanka’

Describing India`s concerns on safety of its fishermen as having fallen on `deaf ears` of SL, Jayalalithaa asked the Centre to take a strong stand.

Last Updated: Nov 07, 2011, 22:59 PM IST

Chennai: Describing India`s concerns on
safety of its fishermen as having fallen on `deaf ears` of Sri
Lanka, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday asked the
Centre to take a "strong stand" against Colombo and "convey
its serious apprehension through tough words and action".

In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, she said
the attacks should be viewed as a national issue and not as an
isolated problem of Tamil Nadu.

"I request you to kindly take a strong stand against the
government of Sri Lanka with regard to such attacks on our
fishermen and convey your serious apprehension through tough
words and action", she said.

Jayalalithaa said there had been over 22 incidents of
attacks of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Lankan authorities since
May this year and six major ones during the past one month.

PTI