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::

* Indian Coast Guard arrests 5 Sri Lankan fishermen
Wed, Apr 30, 2014, 08:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 30, Paradip: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) today said it had apprehended 5 Sri Lankan fishermen and seized their fishing vessel today for trespassing into Indian waters.

The Coast Guard apprehended the Sri Lankan fishermen and the vessel containing a huge quantity of fish yesterday about 169 nautical miles off Paradip coast in Odisha.

According to ICG patrol ship 'Vajra' while on coastal security drill spotted the trespassing Sri Lankan vessel about 169 nautical miles off the Paradip coast fishing in Indian coastal waters of Bay of Bengal, close to the sea border of Bangladesh.

The seized vessel was fitted with medium-size radar, global positioning system (GPS) and communication gadgets for long range communication, the ICG has said.

The five Sri Lankan fishermen arrested for trespassing into Indian waters in violation of international maritime law have been handed over to Paradip Marine Police.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
New mission chiefs to Sri Lanka express condolences on Koslanda landslide
-- [8 minutes ago]
Catholic Church of Sri Lanka rejects reports of president influencing the church to stop papal visit
-- [49 minutes ago]
Madhu Road - Thiruketheeswaram sector of Sri Lanka's Northern Railway line tested
-- [1 hour and 46 minutes ago]
Pakistan offers assistance to the Sri Lankan landslide victims
-- [2 hours ago]
Coalition party of Sri Lanka's ruling alliance to abstain from voting for the budget
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Opposition Leader visits landslide affected village
-- [3 hours ago]
United States offers Sri Lanka immediate assistance for disaster relief
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka inflation drops to 1.6 percent in October 2014
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka landslide: UN saddened by the human loss
Sri Lankan President instructs officials to get the EU ban on fish exports removed

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.