Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Navy hands over 15 Indian fishermen to Indian Coast Guard
Sun, Feb 2, 2014, 12:14 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 01, Colombo: In the latest repatriation of fishermen between India and Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Navy has handed over 15 Indian fishermen to the Indian Coast Guard Saturday at the at the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) in the Palk Straits.

Indian Coast Guard ship ICGS Naikidevi has received the fishermen around this evening and the fishermen will be returning to Tuticorin tomorrow, according to Indian media reports.

In January alone, a total of 302 Indian fishermen and their 45 boats and 138 Lankan fishermen with their 16 boats have been repatriated under an agreement reached between the two sides following ministerial and fishermen level talks.

However, the agreement does not prevent future arrest of fishermen violating maritime laws and entering each other's waters.

Sri Lanka Navy arrested 35 Indian fishermen along with their six boats on Wednesday (January 29) while Indian Coast Guard arrested 9 Sri Lankan fishermen and seize two boats Friday (January 31).

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan President calls on journalists to use new freedom to write the truth
-- [19 minutes ago]
Minister suggests increasing retirement age to 65
Sri Lanka opposition suggests joint Indo-Lanka naval patrols to prevent fishermen poaching
EU welcomes Sri Lanka's stance on moratorium on the Death Penalty
Sri Lanka improves ranking in CPJ's Global Impunity Index
Constitutional Council nominates members to four independent commissions
Sri Lanka parliament to debate UNHRC resolution on Oct 20, 21
Sri Lanka appoints parliamentary committee to inquire Central Bank activities during previous regime
Resolution on Sri Lanka is a key U.S. outcome at the UN Human Rights Council 30th Session
Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission hears arrested student's complaint

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.