A meeting of all fishermen's associations today decided to withdraw their 36 day indefinite strike from Monday and put out to sea in the backdrop of the first joint committee meeting between India and Sri Lanka held in Delhi.
Facing international flak for forcibly deporting Pakistani and Afghan nationals seeking refugee status in Sri Lanka, the government has established two more centres to detain foreigners who are overstaying.
Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO), headed by DMK president M Karunanidhi, on Tuesday lauded the Narendra Modi regime for coming forward to find a political solution for the Tamils issue in Sri Lanka and urged the Centre to expedite steps in that direction.
A delegation of Tamil National Alliance, the ruling party in Jaffna province of Sri Lanka, gave a "detailed" presentation on the current political situation in Lanka to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and sought greater role by India in resolving the ethnic Tamil problem there.
A senior judge questioned whether the Australian government has the authority to detain asylum seekers on the high seas and send them to another country after scores of Sri Lankans were kept at sea and then moved to a remote island.