A Sri Lankan Naval boat rammed into Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu damaging the boat that developed cracks and sank. Seven fishermen, who were on-board the sinking boat, were rescued by other fishermen.
The incident occurred on Wednesday late at night. The All Mechanised Boat Fishermen’s association president, P.Sesuraja while speaking to media persons said, “450 boats from Rameswaram area ventured into the sea after 4 p.m. on Wednesday. While they were fishing near Katchatheevu, a Sri Lankan Naval boat reached the spot and rammed it into a fishing boat creating a crack in the boat, and ultimately it sank in the waters.
“It’s a huge loss but fortunately, the fishermen raised a distress alarm, and those fishing nearby rescued them. While no lives were lost, this is a continuing phenomenon and we are driven to the wall. The State and Central governments have to take a call soon and diplomatic pressure should be mounted up on the Lankans against such incidents. We will have no other way but to enter into blockades to bring this issue to the national notice.”