New Delhi: Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday welcomed Colombo's move to release five Tamil Nadu fishermen who were sentenced to death on charges of drug trafficking, describing the decision as arising out of the great positioning of India internationally under the pioneering leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Rameswaram: Family members of five Tamil Nadu fishermen, sentenced to death in a drug trafficking case by a Sri Lankan Court, and representatives of fishermen association would meet state Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday to press for securing their release.
Family members of five Tamil Nadu fishermen, sentenced to death in a drug trafficking case by a Sri Lankan Court, and representatives of fishermen association would meet state Chief Minister O Panneerselvam tomorrow to press for securing their release.
Strongly condemning the death penalty awarded to five Tamil Nadu fishermen by a Sri Lankan court, the AIADMK government on Thursday said it has 'incensed' all sections of the society and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for their release.
Hopes for the release of four fishermen from this coastal town and one from Kerala detained in Iran have brightened with the intervention of Indian embassy officials and support of the fishing firm that employed them.
A Tamil Nadu fishing trawler carrying nine fishermen, which was adrift in the rough seas following engine failure since June 6, has been safely towed to the shore by a Coast Guard Interceptor vessel in inclement weather.
Seeking a "decisive shift" in the Centre`s stance vis-a-vis Sri Lanka on the arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure the release of 33 fishermen, arrested by the island nation`s navy, and ensure a lasting solution to the issue.
A court in Sri Lanka on Tuesday extended till March 25 the judicial remand of 38 fishermen, who were arrested for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line and fishing in the island nation`s territorial waters.