Print edition : July 11, 2014

Fishermen in northern Sri Lanka, who are back at the sea after many years, complain that Indian trawlers reduce their catch and scoop out marine resources from the bottom of the sea. Photo: MEERA SRINIVASAN

The fishermen of northern Sri Lanka, who were barred from entering the sea during the long civil war, are now trying to piece their lives together. One reason for their objection to Indian trawlers is that these damage their nets. Photo: MEERA SRINIVASAN

Governments on either side of the Palk Bay must realise that many years of displacement, lengthy processes of relocation, and huge losses suffered in the period of the civil war have made northern Sri Lankan fisherfolk extremely vulnerable.
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