Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President B. S. Gnanadesikan has questioned the veracity of the repeated incidents where Tamil Nadu fishermen are subjected to attacks allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy off Rameshwaram.
”Tamil Nadu fishermen issue is being projected as repeatedly occurring incidents. In 500 boats, around 4,000 fishermen venture into the sea for fishing at a time. Each boat carries eight fishermen normally. While there is such a huge contingent of TN fishermen on the high sea, how could a few Sri Lankan navy personnel beat just five TN fishermen in a boat?” he was quoted as saying at the Congress Party's public meeting in Cuddalore on Saturday
He further said that there was a need to delve deeper into the matter as there is something more that meets the eye.
“We will leave for New Delhi with a team of representatives of Rameshwaram fishermen to discuss a permanent solution to this problem,” he added.
On SL armymen training in Tamil Nadu, he said, “Only two SL officers are undergoing training. But, Vaiko is doing a propaganda as if the entire SL army is undergoing training here.”