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, India fishermen level talks on March 25
Sun, Mar 16, 2014, 11:54 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 16, Colombo: The postponed fishermen level talks between the Sri Lankan and Indian fishermen are to be held in Colombo on March 25, the state government of Tamil Nadu has decided.

The Tamil Nadu State government has fixed March 25th date for the second round of talks, which were scheduled to be held on March 13th , got postponed since Sri Lanka did not release all the Indian fishermen and their boats detained in Sri Lanka before the talks as the Tamil Nadu government demanded.

Sri Lanka released 116 fishermen and 26 boats on Wednesday and 24 fishermen and five boats on Thursday. Another 32 fishermen and eight boats were released on Friday.

The release of Indian fishermen came after a Tamil Nadu state government official's statement that the second round of talks between Sri Lanka and India fishermen scheduled for March 13 in Colombo would take place only if Sri Lanka releases all the 177 Indian fishermen and their 44 boats currently in Sri Lankan custody.

The Tamil Nadu government has also released 39 Sri Lankan fishermen and their boats.

The scheduled meeting between the fishermen representatives and the officials of the two countries was an extension of a series of rounds of talks that began in January.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Indian External Affairs Minister to visit Sri Lanka this week
-- [3 hours ago]
India's Krrish Group likely to recommence controversial Colombo project with new Sri Lankan government
-- [3 hours ago]
CID interrogates former Sri Lanka Navy Spokesperson over alleged navy involvement in disappearances
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Tamil party expresses lack of faith in domestic probe to visiting UN official
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's domestic probe into allegations over war expected to go beyond September
-- [4 hours ago]
Significant challenges to press freedom still remain in Sri Lanka - international media mission
-- [4 hours ago]
Tamils in eastern Sri Lanka protest Missing Persons Commission's hearings
Sri Lanka sending high-level delegation to Maldives to express concern over political crisis
Sri Lanka stock exchange to set up a Central Counterparty Clearing system
Sri Lanka, China committed to strengthen 'all weather friendship'

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.