Lankapage Logo CP 17 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Navy accused of attacking Tamil Nadu fishermen
Sat, Jan 7, 2017, 10:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 07, Colombo: Fishermen from Tamil Nadu have accused the Sri Lankan navy of attacking them when they were fishing in the territorial waters of the island nation on Saturday.

A 34-year-old Tamil Nadu fishermen was injured when they were allegedly attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy and admitted to the hospital, according to a fishermen representative.

Rameswaram Fishermen Association President, P Sesuraja said the Sri Lankan naval personnel attacked eight fishermen, who had ventured into the sea from Rameswaram in two boats, with plastic pipes, while they were fishing off Neduntheevu (Delft island).

One fisherman sustained injuries and fell into the sea, while the others managed to flee in another boat, he said. However, he was later rescued by his colleagues and admitted to Ramanthapuram government hospital, an official said.

A case has reportedly been registered with police.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Japan to provide five waste collection trucks to Galle MC for 'Clean and Green Galle'
-- [3 minutes ago]
Japan grants Sri Lanka Rs. 327 million to strengthen public security and prevent terrorism
-- [18 minutes ago]
National Hospital of Sri Lanka to be developed into a state-of-the-art modern hospital
-- [59 minutes ago]
Aitken Spence reaffirms support to CA Sri Lanka with Lead Sponsorship
-- [1 hour and 47 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan government to implement a five-year program to modernize financial sector
Political problems due to religious, ethnic differences cannot be resolved overnight - PM
President meets SLFP electoral organizers
Sri Lanka to establish National Commission to address increasing violence against women
Sri Lanka's Commercial Bank ends 2016 as 1st private bank to cross Rs. 1 Trillion in assets
Sri Lankan President instructs Police Chief to take measures to prevent ragging at universities

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.