Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka, India repatriate 89 fishermen released from custody
Tue, Mar 14, 2017, 09:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka and India today repatriated 89 fishermen, who were held in custody in each other's countries for violation of International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and engaging in illegal fishing practices and released, to their respective countries.

The Sri Lanka Navy assisted in the repatriation of 77 Indian and 12 Sri Lankan fishermen at the International Maritime Boundary Line North of Kankasanthurai.

The Sri Lanka Navy ship Prathapa, Sri Lanka Coast Guard Craft CG 47 and Indian Coast Guard Ships Rani Durgawathi and Abheek were deployed for the repatriation mission.

The Sri Lankan fishermen who were released from custody were brought to SLNS Uththara in Kankasanthurai. They were handed over to the Inspectorate of Fisheries in Kankasanthurai for onward action.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lanka state doctors end strike amid heavy protest from public
-- [7 hours ago]
Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka formally declared landmines Free
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 8 Indian fishermen for poaching in island waters
Sri Lanka to purchase rice from three countries to stabilize local market
Sri Lanka PM seeks plans to attract more tourists next three years
Pakistan awards prestigious Jinnah Scholarships for Sri Lankan Youth
Democratic government cannot keep mum at a time a minor extremist group has taken people hostage - Sri Lanka FM
New Sri Lanka Police Media Spokesperson appointed
Sri Lankan Navy, Air Force officers train on Indian Navy Dornier craft
IUSF Convener Lahiru Weerasekara remanded until July 5

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.