Tamizhar Desiya Amaippu activists on Saturday staged a demonstration in Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram to condemn the attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy.
The organisation’s leader Pazha Nedumaran alleged that nearly 700 Tamil fishermen had already been killed by the Lankan Navy and no compensation has been given by the island nation government to the families of the victims.
Nedumaran also urged the Centre to take immediate steps to protect the fishermen.
On Wednesday, Tamil Nadu government had given a financial aid of Rs 90 lakh to 18 fishermen who were allegedly attacked by Sri Lankan Navy while fishing.
The government also had formed teams to repair 64 boats, earlier seized by Sri Lankan Navy, which suffered minor damages.