外文标题：Indian fishermen will be shot if they cross border, says Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickramesinghe
CHENNAI: The Sri Lankan navy is only acting as per law when it fires at Indian fishermen entering Lankan waters and therefore they should keep away, said Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramesinghe in an interview to a Tamil news channel.
Wickramesinghe's strong comments come even as fishermen from both sides are engaged in talks and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka next week.
"If someone tries to break into my house, I can shoot. If he gets killed, law allows me to do that," he said in the interview to Thanthi TV broadcast on Friday night. "This is our waters. Fishermen of Jaffna should be allowed to fish. We stopped them from fishing. That's why the Indian fishermen came in. They (Jaffna fishermen) are willing to have a deal. Let's have a reasonable settlement but not at the cost of the livelihood of northern fishermen," he said.
Indian Govt will never reply to this sort of nasty comments either in voice or in weapons. They will shoot our Indian Fishermen even if they doesn't cross the border but we will just arrest them even if they cross the border.. Good Govt ,Good rules...
Kartikeya Misra ()
we should learn from Lanka and solved problem of infiltration at Bangladesh border
Vinodh Kumar (Bangalore)
Ohh what an irresponsible answer from a person who heads a country. What is there are chinese fishermen in Indian boats, will they kill them also.
same applies to his country fishermen too
rocky smith ()
You old uncle Ur country dont have food to eat , no technology etc.. How dade U talk about indian fisher man.
yalavarthi ramu (Hyderabad)
it smells like china behind the statement. i.e their confidence in their statement shows some one is behind them......
DILMANI RAM Sharma (Dehradun)
---Sri lanka has all the rights to arrest and punish according to their law. But dare not show such an arrogant tone ?
don't create problems for yourself