Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Navy accused of assaulting 20 Indian fishermen
Tue, Feb 19, 2013, 11:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka naval men are once again accused of attacking Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu and damaging heir equipment when they were fishing in Sri Lankan waters near Katchatheevu islet.

Twenty Tamil Nadu fishermen were allegedly assaulted Tuesday morning by Sri Lankan navy personnel when they were fishing near Katchatheevu islet, Tamil Nadu fishery officials have said.

According to the officials, the Sri Lanka navy men have surrounded the fishermen's boats beaten them up and taken away the GPS equipment. They have also alleged of cutting the fishing nets and throwing their catch into the sea.

Large scale illegal poaching by Indian fishermen mainly from Tamil Nadu with trawlers in Sri Lanka's waters has become a serious threat to the livelihoods of Sri Lankan fishermen.

Sri Lanka Navy says it conducts routine patrols and apprehends poachers detected illegally fishing in Sri Lankan Waters in order to protect the country's fisheries resources.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Defense Secretary meets Malaysian PM
-- [6 hours ago]
Health Ministry warns Sri Lankan public not to purchase drugs online
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka investigates associates of killed LTTE operatives
-- [7 hours ago]
Condé Nast Traveler features Sri Lankan string hopper mold
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka accuses Canada of using Commonwealth funds as a political tool
Commonwealth expresses disappointment at Canada's decision to suspend funds over Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's main opposition to appoint co-organizers to some electorates
Sri Lankan aviation authorities get two more applications to commence domestic air services
Sri Lankan Minister calls for a Commission to probe Buddhist extremist group and incidents against minorities
Guaranteed price encourages big onion farmers in Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.