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 releases 46 Indian fishermen
Wed, Jun 25, 2014, 10:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka on Wednesday released 46 Indian fishermen who were arrested by Sri Lanka Navy on June 18, 2014 on charges of poaching in the country's territorial waters.

The Navy in two separate occasions on 18th June 2014arrested the 46 Tamil Nadu fishermen along with their fishing trawlers for fishing well within Sri Lankan waters off Delft Islands and Thalaimannar.

The arrested fishermen were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Kankasanthurai and Thalaimannar for further action and were remanded later.

The officials at the Indian High Commission in Colombo said the 46 fishermen had been released today.

Official Spokesperson of India's Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi Syed Akbaruddin tweeted that the "46 Indian fishermen in custody in Sri Lanka being released and modalities for their return being worked out."

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister wrote to the Indian Prime Minister to take urgent action to get all the 64 fishermen in Sri Lankan custody released.

Another 18 Indian fishermen remain in Sri Lankan custody.

Sri Lanka as a measure to deter the Indian fishermen from robbing Sri Lankan fishermen's livelihood releases the arrested fishermen promptly but retains their fishing equipment and trawlers.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka, China sign 27 agreements to deepen Strategic Cooperative Partnership
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Central Bank enters into a 3-year US$ 1.63 billion currency swap agreement with China bank
-- [7 hours ago]
Nepal FM to arrive in Sri Lanka to hand over invitation for SAARC summit in Kathmandu
-- [7 hours ago]
Last phase of Sri Lanka's China-built Norochcholai Power Plant commissioned
-- [8 hours ago]
Seminar on Japanese university education for Sri Lankan students on September 20
-- [9 hours ago]
British Deputy High Commissioner visits Sri Lanka's Eastern Province
Fuel, electricity rates reduced in Sri Lanka to appreciate China-Sri Lanka friendship
Chinese President calls for profound China-Sri Lanka friendship
Sri Lanka arrests Chinese national for attempting to smuggle birds' nests
Sri Lankan President welcomes Chinese President at BIA

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.