Colombo, March 25 (newsin.asia): The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka has been informed about the apprehension of 54 fishermen and five boats from India by the Sri Lanka Navy on the night of March 24.
“We reiterate that issues associated with Indian fishermen are to be dealt in a humanitarian manner. Providing immediate consular access and emergency supplies to the apprehended fishermen are of prime importance. We are working with Government of Sri Lanka for expeditiously securing consular access for these fishermen,” the mission said in a press release on Thursday.
“Bilateral mechanisms are in place to comprehensively address all matters related to fisheries. It may be recalled that the Fourth meeting of the Secretary-level JWG was held on December 30, 2020 through the virtual mode. Follow-up measures on the basis of discussions which took place during the meeting need to be taken forward quickly,” the release added.