Sri Lanka’s denial of attack on fishermen Challenged



Union Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy on Saturday questioned Sri Lanka’s denial of the firing on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday.

Speaking to The Hindu here, he said the statement issued by the Sri Lankan High Commission in Chennai that denied the role of Sri Lankan Naval personnel in connection with the firing on Indian fishermen could not be accepted. He himself met the fisherman of Karaikal, who had received a bullet injury, at a hospital in Chennai, and enquired about the incident. He told him that the Sri Lankan Naval personnel, who came by a patrolling craft, fired at their boat and he sustained a bullet injury on his shoulder, but others escaped unhurt. The account of the victim, who was recuperating at a hospital, could not be overlooked.



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