Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday urged the Prime Minister to take up the arrest of the state’s fishermen at a high political level with Sri Lanka apart from diplomatic channels to secure the immediate release of 54 fishermen and their 34 boats, including 19 who were apprehended on Saturday.
“Nineteen fishermen along with their two boats from Tamil Nadu from Nagapattinam were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday,” she said, adding that this was the fifth instance of such recent arrests of Tamil Nadu fishermen in a span of a few weeks. In a letter to Modi, she said the number of fishermen in Sri Lankan custody stands at 54, besides 34 boats.
Legendary Tamil actress Manorama, 78, passes away at a private hospital in Chennai following a heart attack.
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