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 arrest 73 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters
Sun, Jun 8, 2014, 11:02 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 08, Sri Lankan Navy on two separate incidents has arrested 73 Indian fishermen for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary line and fishing in the country's waters.

Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya has said that 41 Indian fishermen were arrested off the coast of Thalaimannar in the north while another 32 fishermen were arrested off the Delft Islands yesterday. The navy has also seized 15 mechanized boats of the fishermen.

The fishermen arrested in Delft were being brought to the Kankasanthurai Harbor while others would be handed over to the fisheries inspection office at Thalaimannar, Press Trust of India reported.

The latest arrests come a day after the Sri Lankan navy assisted the repatriation of 33 Indian fishermen arrested on June 01.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered the fishermen's release as a gesture of goodwill.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Shortage of human resources is the main challenge for Sri Lanka's Health Sector
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Supreme Court rejects MP Wimal Weerawansa's petition
-- [4 hours ago]
President briefs Canada's Foreign Minister on Sri Lanka's progress on good governance, reconciliation and development
-- [5 hours ago]
Masterful Kusal Mendis steers Sri Lanka ahead
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government has created a conducive economic environment for local and foreign investors - Finance Minister
-- [6 hours ago]
U.S. working to strengthen relationship with Sri Lanka military
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Customs guards receive training from Army
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy assists repatriation of 77 Indian fishermen
-- [8 hours ago]
JKOA rewards top performers at annual Dealer Convention
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Central Bank raises policy interest rates tightening the monetary policy
-- [9 hours ago]

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.