TN: CM announces Rs.10 lakh ex gratia to family of fisherman drowned in sea after being chased by Srilankan Navy
Tamilnadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has announced Rs. 10 lakh ex gratia to the family of the fisherman who had drowned in the sea after being chased by the Srilankan Navy.
The incident happened on the 18th when three fishermen from Pudukkottai were chased by the Srilankan Navy and their boat was capsized.
Two fishermen are now in custody with the Srilankan Navy and the body of the missing fisherman was retrieved during a search.
Earlier Chief Minister Stalin had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Dr.Jaishankar to take steps to release the fishermen and also to impress upon the Srilankan Government to treat the fishermen in a humanitarian manner.