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 Lankan court releases 20 Tamil Nadu fishermen
Mon, Jan 13, 2014, 07:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 13, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court on Monday has ordered to release 20 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy on November 20.

The fishermen belonging to Jegathapattinam of Pudukottai district were arrested on November 20 when they were engaged in illegal fishing in the seas north of Analathivu, an islet about five kilometers off Kayts near the Jaffna peninsula, according to the Sri Lankan Navy.

India's Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Syed Akbarudd confirmed the release in a Twitter message which said "India, Sri Lanka begin process of release of fishermen. 1st batch of 20 released."

Magistrate Gajanithi Balan of Mallam court in Sri Lanka ordered the release, PTI reported.

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Sunday directed the state officials to release 179 Sri Lankan fishermen detained in the state's jails as a gesture to create a favorable atmosphere for the upcoming talks between the fishermen of the two countries and asked Sri Lanka to reciprocate the action.

However, Sri Lanka's Fisheries and Aquatic Sources Minister Rajitha Senaratne said the Indian fishermen would be released when all Sri Lankan fishermen are released by India.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Investment from Europe accounted for 20% of Sri Lanka's FDI last year
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Minister to speak on reconciliation in Houston
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan court extends order suspending deportation of Pakistani refugees
Central Bank of Sri Lanka approves 29 consolidation plans of financial institutions
MP of Sri Lanka main opposition threatens to cross over to government
Sri Lankan court issues injunction against health workers' strike
Pakistan, Sri Lanka agree to enhance defense cooperation
U.S. support for new hospital in Sri Lanka's former war zone
Sri Lanka inflation declines to 3.5 percent in August 2014
Sri Lanka Tamil party ready to talk with the government

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.