Fishermen threaten to strike work if demands are not met

, 4:41 PM IST

Rameswaram: Local fishermen today decided to go on indefinite strike from February 26, if their demands, including, release of fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy and their seized boats, were not met.

The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of office bearers of various fishermen Associations including T Sesuraja, S Emirit and N J Bose.

They told mediapersons that their primary demand was the release of 27 fishermen and their 82 boats.

They also sought compensation for 27 boats, which were totally damaged in Sri Lanka.

They resolved to picket the office of the Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai on February 29 to press their demands.