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 Lankan President orders the release of all Indian fishermen in honor of India's Independence Day
Wed, Aug 13, 2014, 06:21 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 13, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today has ordered the release of all Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody.

The President has given the order on the occasion of India's Independence Day, which is observed on August 15, a message on his official Twitter account said.

A total of 93 fishermen from Tamil Nadu are in Sri Lanka custody currently. Sri Lanka has released 225 Indian fishermen since the Modi government came into power in May this year.

Late last month Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the PM to take immediate steps to get all 93 fishermen released along with 62 boats that were confiscated by the Sri Lankan government.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka Shippers' Council concerned over Customs Chief's resignation
-- [1 minutes ago]
USAID helps Sri Lankan manufacturer develop eco-friendly roofing products
-- [25 minutes ago]
Tourism Bureau promotes Sri Lanka as an island of thousand treasures
-- [6 hours ago]
Former state minister appointed as legal advisor to Sri Lankan President
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka school children to observe 2-minutes silence in memory of rape victim
-- [7 hours ago]
Harvard appoints Sri Lanka-born American diplomat Patrick Mendis as Senior Fellow
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka court further remands former minister Basil Rajapaksa
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka cabinet expected to decide on 20th Amendment to Constitution today
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan journalists asked not to misuse media freedom
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka, India depository systems sign MoU for knowledge sharing

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.