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::

* Six Indian fishermen try to self-immolate demanding Sri Lanka release their boats
Sun, Jan 19, 2014, 11:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 19, Nagapattinam: Six Indian fishermen have poured kerosene over them and tried to self-immolate before the police and public intervened to prevent the attempt.

According to Indian media reports the fishermen from Akkraipettai in Tamil Nadu state were demanding the Indian government to take steps to get their trawlers released from Sri Lankan custody.

The fishermen and their families have staged a protest to demand the central government to get the 15 trawlers still detained by the Sri Lankan authorities.

Representatives of Akarraipettai fishermen have convened on Friday and have decided to launch an indefinite strike to press their demand for release of boats along with the fishermen, Indian media reported.

During the protest on Saturday at the collectorate six fishermen have doused themselves with kerosene and attempted to and attempted self-immolation.

However, the police present at the protest had prevented the attempt averting a tragedy.

The fishermen later have suspended the protests after the state Fisheries Minister has promised to make efforts to get their boats released from Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka and India had begun releasing fishermen detained in each other's custody in accordance with an agreement reached between the two governments as a prelude to holding talks on resolving fisheries disputes.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's NDB gets US$ 75 million credit line from PROPARCO and FMO
-- [11 minutes ago]
Missing Persons Commission of Sri Lanka to record statements from military personnel next
-- [33 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Yal Devi to resume journey to Jaffna on the 13th after 24 years
-- [1 hour and 46 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka to hand over chairmanship of G15 to Kenya
-- [2 hours ago]
Opposition Leader will be the Presidential candidate from Sri Lanka's main opposition party
Sri Lanka Navy arrests two trying to smuggle 45 kilograms of gold
New Tamil Nadu CM writes to Indian PM to get fishermen's boats back from Sri Lanka
WFP distributes food and cash to drought-stricken communities in Sri Lanka
New Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Bill to be presented in parliament
Sri Lanka to create a mechanism to promote coexistence among communities

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.