Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Navy arrests 19 Indian fishermen for poaching, rescues 5 fishermen
Thu, Mar 27, 2014, 01:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 27, Thalaimannar: The Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday arrested 19 Indian fishermen for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary line and fishing in the country's waters, the Navy said.

The Navy said a naval craft attached to the North Central Naval Command on routine patrol arrested 19 Indian fishermen along with 4 fishing boats when they were poaching in the seas north of Mannar Wednesday (March 26).

The arrested fishermen and the trawlers were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Thalaimannar for legal action.

Meanwhile, the Navy has assisted five Indian fishermen whose fishing trawler had run-aground near Katchatheevu Island on Wednesday.

The rescued Indian fishermen have been handed over to Delft Police for further action.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's Police commission recommends disciplinary action against officers assaulted HNDA students
-- [9 hours ago]
Colombo Stock Exchange establishes a Central Counter Party
-- [9 hours ago]
Chairpersons appointed to parliamentary committees COPE and COPA
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister seeks immediate release of fishermen in Sri Lanka's custody
Finance Minister introduces measures to manage state resources effectively
Families of deceased Sri Lankan migrant workers receive compensation
Sri Lankan government assures no threat to national security from releasing LTTE suspects
President Sirisena arrives in Malta to attend the CHOGM 2015
Sri Lankan President commended for promoting Commonwealth ideals
Presidential Commission names respondents for corrupt activities by Rakna Araksha Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.