Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy today denounced the killing of an Indian fisherman professedly by the Sri Lankan Navy and declared a pay of Rs. five lakh for the suffered family.
Mr Palaniswamy said the state government has been more than once bringing up with Center the different cases of arrest and “terrorizing” of fisherman by the Lankan Navy, other than seizure of their boats and pressed for a lasting solution.
“I express my solid judgment. I express my sympathies to the family of the perished, Bridgo,” he said in a statement
Mr Palaniswamy declared a sum of Rs. 5 lakh to the family of the expired from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund.
He additionally reported Rs. 1 lakh to another fisherman, who was harmed in the assault, and coordinated that the best medicinal treatment be offered to him.
Mr Palaniswamy said the mischance occurred when the Indian fishermen were fishing in their “traditional waters” close Palk Bay and that the “Sri Lankan Navy opened fire with no notice.”
The 22-year-old Bridgo was shot dead on Monday supposedly by the Lankan Navy while he was fishing in a mechanised boat at a small distance off Katchatheevu islet.
Another fisherman endured wounds in the terminating while others at the spot got away unhurt and came back to the shore.
The Tamil Nadu government had yesterday challenged the “escalation” in apprehension of its fishermen by Sri Lanka and said the Center did “not appear to put satisfactory weight” on Colombo in regards to the matter.