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Over 100 fishermen stage sea rally against Indian counterparts poaching in SL waters

In protest against the illegal bottom trawling fishing activities conducted by Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan waters, over 100 Northern fishermen launched their boats and set sail from Mullaitivu to Point Pedro.

Black flags printed with the slogan “#saveourfishermen” were flying on several boats.

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP MA Sumanthiran and Illankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) MP Shanakiyan Rasamanickam also joined the protest.

The sea rally called for the proper implementation of laws against bottom trawling by Indian fisherman, which is responsible for damaging the sea floor, along with the request to protect the livelihoods of Sri Lankan fishermen.