TN fishermen deaths: CM announces Rs 10 lakh solatium, seeks ‘detailed probe’

Chennai: Strongly condemning the attack on Tamilnadu fishermen resulting in the death of four of them by the Sri Lankan Navy personnel, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced a solatium of Rs 10 lakh each to their family members.

In a statement here, he expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the four fishermen, whose bodies were found, and announced a government job as per the rules to one of their family members.

He also announced that as per the rules compensation to the damaged boats would also be provided to them.

Strongly condemning the attack which affects the livelihood of the TamilNadu fishermen, he said he had been in touch with the Centre to put an end to such incidents.

Palaniswami also said he has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order a detailed inquiry into the incident through the Indian Embassy in Sri Lanka.


NT Bureau