Jaya asks Centre to ensure attacks on fishermen do not recur

Chennai, Jan 16 (PTI) Condemning the recent killing ofa fisherman allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, AIADMK chiefJayalalithaa today appealed to the Centre to take steps inensuring that such incidents do not recur.

Blaming Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for"not taking any steps" to prevent such attacks, Jayalalithaain a statement said, "He (Karunanidhi) sends an emissary whenthere is an issue on 2G spectrum or related to alliance(between Congress and DMK), but just sends letters andtelegrams on the attacks on fishermen."

Alleging that the Centre was remaining a "mutespectator" on the issue, she said the Union government seemed"incapable of taking action to avoid such incidents."

She also expressed condolence to the families of thefishermen who had lost their lives in such attacks.

A fisherman from Pudukottai in Tamil Nadu was killedin alleged firing by Sri Lankan Navy off Jegathapattinam coaston Wednesday.

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