Direct MEA to take steps to secure release of 20 fishermen: Panneerselvam urges PM

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan. 8 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to take expeditious steps to secure the release of 20 fishermen and 118 fishing boats. The request also includes the 10 fishermen and their two mechanized fishing boats which were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy at Palk Strait today morning. This comes a day after eight Indian fishermen were detained by the Sri Lankan Navy along with one boat near Neduntheevu in Palk Strait.(ANI)