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::

* Indian court releases three Sri Lankan fishermen
Sun, Jan 8, 2017, 09:35 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 08, Colombo: An Indian court in Tamil Nadu has ordered the release of three Sri Lankan fishermen, arrested on October 22 last for allegedly straying into Indian territorial waters off Dhanushkodi, PTI report said.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate passed the order accepting a letter sent by the Tamil Nadu government through the District Collector based on a recommendation by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for release of the fishermen, police said today.

The Center's recommendation came following an agreement reached during the ministerial-level talks between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo on January 2-3 to set free the fishermen detained by both the countries.

The three Sri Lankan fishermen had strayed into Indian waters off Arichalmunai near Dhanushkodi after their boat ran out of fuel. They were arrested and later lodged in the Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai.

They would be released from the prison later today and would be repatriated to Sri Lanka, police added.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Yowun Puraya affords Sri Lankan youth opportunity to contribute to country's economic, social and development process
-- [5 minutes ago]
Ceylon Oxygen Limited receives latest ISO 9001:2015 certification
-- [1 hour and 3 minutes ago]
Pakistan sends 10,000 MT of rice for drought affected people of Sri Lanka
-- [1 hour and 25 minutes ago]
India could collaborate in the development of three other ports in Sri Lanka - Ports Minister
-- [1 hour and 46 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka inks USD 17 million loan agreement with Kuwait for Kalu Ganga project
-- [2 hours ago]
Army personnel charged of assault on Journalist Keith Noyahr granted bail
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka grants dual citizenship to another 1750 expatriates
-- [3 hours ago]
No accession of Muslim abodes near Wilpattu Forest Reserves, government assures
-- [3 hours ago]
Ceylon Chamber seminar to discuss Implementation of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement in Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
MP Wimal Weerawansa gives up hunger strike
-- [9 hours ago]

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.