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::

* Indian Coast Guard to hand over 17 Sri Lankan fishermen
Mon, Mar 31, 2014, 08:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 31, Colombo: Indian Coast Guard will hand over 17 Sri Lankan fishermen released from Indian custody and their 10 boats to Sri Lankan Navy at the International Maritime Boundary Line on Tuesday, Indian media reported.

India's move comes after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in gratitude to India's decision to abstain from voting on a UN resolution against Sri Lanka, ordered the immediate release of all 98 Indian fishermen and their boats detained by Sri Lankan authorities.

Complying with the President's order, Sri Lanka Navy Sunday handed over 19 Tamil Nadu fishermen and their 4 boats to the Indian Coast Guard at the International Maritime Boundary Line off Mannar.

It is expected that the President's gesture will prompt both sides to resume the stalled discussions between the fishermen of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu soon.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka inks first trade pact with China's Guangzhou
-- [9 hours ago]
Constitutional council meets for the first time
Government made a great effort to establish democracy in last six months - Harsha
Sri Lanka Muslim party meets with UNP officials on election
US Embassy in Sri Lanka celebrates Independence Day
Former LTTE cadre sentenced to 10 years for assassination attempt on President in 2006
Trade unions, civil organizations in Sri Lanka protest former president Rajapaksa's nomination
Sri Lanka Customs nabs local attempting to smuggle endangered tortoises
Sri Lankan President gives nod for Rajapaksa to contest upcoming elections under UPFA ticket
Sri Lankan fishermen alleged of attacking Indian fishermen, damaging nets

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.