Sri Lankan flotilla protests against Indian poaching

Sri Lankan fishermen today launched a flotilla of boats protesting against the authorities’ failure to stop poaching by Indians and protect the impoverished local fishing communities. – EPA pic, October 17, 2021.

SRI Lanka’s fishermen launched a flotilla of boats today demanding that the government block Indian trawlers from poaching in the island’s prawn-rich northern waters.

Boats flying black flags and carrying opposition legislators travelled 100km from the northeastern fishing town of Mullaittivu to the island’s northernmost tip, Point Pedro.

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