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::

* Another 11 Sri Lankan fishermen arrested in Indian waters
Sun, May 11, 2014, 11:13 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 11, Chennai: The Indian Coast Guard has apprehended 11 Sri Lankan fishermen on two trawlers, who were found fishing inside the Indian Maritime Boundary.

The Coast Guard reportedly apprehended the Sri Lankan fishermen and seized their 2 trawlers containing two metric tons of fish 120 nautical miles in Indian waters between Sriharikota and Pulicat on Friday night.

According to the Indian police the Sri Lankan fishermen had entered the Indian waters a few days ago.

Indian Coast Guard has alerted the police and was bringing the fishermen and the boats to Chennai Harbor. They are expected to be produced in court and likely to be remanded.

The Coast Guard on May 7 had apprehended 31 Sri Lankan fishermen at Nagayalanka in Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh for trespassing into Indian waters.

The Sri Lankan fishermen representatives are to hold the second round of talks on fisheries issue with the Tamil Nadu fishermen on Monday, May 12.

A senior Sri Lankan Fisheries Ministry official said talks will be held despite the arrests of Sri Lankan fishermen by the Indian authorities.

** Related Story :: Indian Coast Guard arrests 31 Sri Lankan fishermen

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's E-Library Nenasala program receives US$ 1 million International Access to Learning Award
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's coasts, agriculture under threat from climate change -ADB report
Sri Lanka will not allow terrorist acts against India
No general elections in Sri Lanka at least for another year
Sri Lanka Election Department to deploy 10,000 officers for Uva Provincial Council election
Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika opens subsidiary in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan President may postpone Pakistan visit due to restive situation in Islamabad
New BOI company to undertake housing projects in urban areas of Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan President says will not allow UN team entry to probe alleged war crimes
Floating market in Sri Lankan capital to be opened Friday

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.